Lessons from Privilege

Lessons from Privilege

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In this book, a renowned historian of education searches out the lessons that private schooling might offer public education as cries for school reform grow louder. Arthur Powell uses the experience of private education to put the whole schooling enterprise in fresh perspective. He shows how the sense of schools as special communities can help instill passion and commitment in teachers, administrators, and students alike - and how passion and commitment are absolutely necessary for educational success. The power of economic resources, invested fully in schools, also becomes pointedly clear here, as does the value of incentives for teachers and students.... say, asking a student to repeat first grade or having a lengthy one-on- one conference after school. One such approach employs various tests to diagnose individual differences: vocational and academic aptitude tests, achievement tests asanbsp;...

Title:Lessons from Privilege
Author:Arthur G. Powell
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 1996


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