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The World We Created at Hamilton High

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  41 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In this wonderfully evocative picture of an urban American high school and its successes and setbacks over the past thirty-five years, Gerald Grant works out a unique perspective on what makes a good school--one that asserts moral and intellectual authority without becoming rigidly doctrinaire or losing the precious gains in equality of opportunity that have been won at gr ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 15th 1990 by Harvard University Press (first published 1988)
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Mar 29, 2008 Peter rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Educators
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A very well written, concise, and insightful examination of the history and progress of a "typical" American high from the 1950s - 1980s. The author, Gerald Grant, a professor of education, proposes very insightful reforms that schools can under-take on their own without waiting for the state DOEs or the national government to issue more meaningless mandates. Grant urges schools to examine their current academic and cultural climate and calls for the creation of a common community accepted ethos ...more
nothing to write home about. i guess it's dated, but i definitely have more insightful interteresting things to say about education than this book
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