How to Survive in Your Native Land

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Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1997 - Education - 192 pages
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Herndon asks, What is really going on in school? How does the conventional school structure actually affect teaching and learning? Why does something I try not work? Why do some kids just not learn here? Herndon has the novelist's gift of presenting characters, conversations, and situations, and the comedian's gift of using humor to show us some of life's hardest realities. He is perhaps the school reform's funniest writer, and he is also its most serious because of his willingness to confront what is really going on in his classroom, in schools, and in his own working life.

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JAMES HERNDON taught in California for more than twenty-five years and was president of his local teachers' union. His writing about education, which also includes The Way It Spozed to Be (Heinemann) and Notes from a Schoolteacher, established him as one of the most important voices of the nation's school reform movement.

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