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The Resource A chance to make history : what works and what doesn't in providing an excellent education for all, Wendy Kopp with Steven Farr

A chance to make history : what works and what doesn't in providing an excellent education for all, Wendy Kopp with Steven Farr

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A chance to make history : what works and what doesn't in providing an excellent education for all
Title
A chance to make history
Title remainder
what works and what doesn't in providing an excellent education for all
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Kopp with Steven Farr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The founder of Teach for America details the lessons learned during the organization's twenty-year existence and explains how the achievement gap in U.S. education can be closed
  • America's failure to educate millions of children is a crisis that strikes at our fundamental ideals and health as a nation. Since 1990, Teach For America has been building a movement to end educational inequity in America. Now its founder, Wendy Kopp, shares the lessons learned from the experiences of more than 25,000 teachers and alumni who have taught and led schools in low-income communities . This book cuts through the noise of today's debates to describe what it will take to provide transformational education--education that changes the academic and life trajectories predicted by children's socioeconomic backgrounds. Kopp's experiences and insights also shine light on why we have not made more progress against educational inequity--how and why the misguided quest for easy answers actually distracts from the hard work--and on what we need to do now to increase the pace of change.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kopp, Wendy
Dewey number
371.1020973
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1025.3
LC item number
.K667 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Farr, Steven
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Effective teaching
  • Academic achievement
  • Teach for America (Project)
Label
A chance to make history : what works and what doesn't in providing an excellent education for all, Wendy Kopp with Steven Farr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Teaching as leadership : lessons from transformational teachers -- No shortcuts : lessons from transformational schools -- Scaling success : lessons from improving systems -- Silver bullets and silver scapegoats -- Increasing the pace of change -- Transformational teaching as the foundation for transformational change -- Conclusion : whether we will -- Afterword : Transformational teaching and learning around the world
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 229 pages
Isbn
9781586487409
Lccn
2010036774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn435418516
  • 614072
Label
A chance to make history : what works and what doesn't in providing an excellent education for all, Wendy Kopp with Steven Farr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-229)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Teaching as leadership : lessons from transformational teachers -- No shortcuts : lessons from transformational schools -- Scaling success : lessons from improving systems -- Silver bullets and silver scapegoats -- Increasing the pace of change -- Transformational teaching as the foundation for transformational change -- Conclusion : whether we will -- Afterword : Transformational teaching and learning around the world
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
v, 229 pages
Isbn
9781586487409
Lccn
2010036774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn435418516
  • 614072

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