The Resource The big picture : education is everyone's business, Dennis Littky with Samantha Grabelle

The big picture : education is everyone's business, Dennis Littky with Samantha Grabelle

Label
The big picture : education is everyone's business
Title
The big picture
Title remainder
education is everyone's business
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Littky with Samantha Grabelle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they'll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business. The schools Littky has created and led over the past 35 years are models for reformers everywhere: small, public schools where the curriculum is rich and meaningful, expectations are high, student progress is measured against real-world standards, and families and communities are actively engaged in the educational process. This book is for both big "E" and small "e" educators: . For principals and district administrators who want to change the way schools are run. . For teachers who want students to learn passionately. . For college admissions officers who want diverse applicants with real-world learning experiences. . For business leaders who want a motivated and talented workforce. . For parents who want their children to be prepared for college and for life. . For students who want to take control over their learning ... and want a school that is interesting, safe, respectful, and fun. . For anyone who cares about kids. Here, you'll find a moving account of just what is possible in education, with many of the examples drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center ("The Met") in Providence, Rhode Island-a diverse public high school with the highest rates of attendance and college acceptance in the state and a dropout rate of less than five percent. The Big Picture is a book to reenergize educators, inspire teachers in training, and start a new conversation about kids and schools, what we want for both, and how to make it happen
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
370/.973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB14.7
LC item number
.L58 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The big picture : education is everyone's business, Dennis Littky with Samantha Grabelle
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-208) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The real goals of education -- Kids, schools, and the bigger picture -- Atmosphere and school culture -- One student at a time -- Learning through interests and pursuing passions -- Real work in the real world -- Giving families back their power -- Measuring what matters in a way that matters -- Standards and how testing has nothing to do with them -- Make it happen
Control code
ocm57225159
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781416602767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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efbe9455-a4a6-41e8-8ec5-640f869c6391
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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.b27421508
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)57225159
  • pebcs1416600582

Library Locations

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