The Red Pencil: Convictions from Experience in Education

* Read ! The Red Pencil: Convictions from Experience in Education by Theodore R. Sizer ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. The Red Pencil: Convictions from Experience in Education Changing Public Schools I couldnt help but feel compelled to write a review after I read the previous review. If you like Dewey or Adler, you will really enjoy this book. Sizer draws from both Dewey and Adlers ideas and points out all the problems with education today. Sizer has years of experience in various areas of education which does nothing more than to give his words even more value. The book is written in first person, so you actually get to live through some of his experiences whi. Ho

The Red Pencil: Convictions from Experience in Education

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Rating : 4.96 (543 Votes)
Asin : 0300109776
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-12-06
Language : English

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Sizer is the founder and chairman emeritus of the Coalition of Essential Schools, a national network of schools and centers engaged in restructuring and redesigning schools. Theodore R. University Professor Emeritus at Brown University and Visiting Professor of Education at Harvard University and Brandeis Universi

Sizer provides alternatives to these failed routinesguidelines for creating a new educational system that would, among other things, break with wasteful traditional practice, utilize agencies and arrangements beyond the school building, and design each child’s educational program around his or her particular needs and potential.. And he denounces our fetish with order, our belief that the familiar routines that have existed for generations are the only way to bring learning to children. He examines the practical as well as philosophical necessity for sharing policy-making authority among families, schools, and centralized governments. He argues that we must break that silence and rethink how to educate our youth.Sizer discusses our failure to differentiate between teaching and learning, noting that formal schooling must adapt to and confront the powerful influences found outside traditional classrooms. Sizer identifies three crucial areas in which policy discussion about public education has been dangerously silent. Drawing on his fifty years as teacher, principal, researcher, professor, and dean, Theodore R. This engaging and important book is a critique of American educ

Dialogue between school administrators and their interrogators (like Sizer) breaks down, he says, over the difference between teaching and learning, the matter of authority, and the structure and order of the educational system itself. Sizer (Horace's Compromise), who has been a principal, school designer, teacher trainer and professor, proposes education that honors students' differences (antithetical to techniques currently employed by many teachers) and allows for individual attention (almost impossible in large public school classes). All rights reserved. There is "great strength in tradition," he says, but the teaching methods employed in 1946, when he sat quaking in first-year Latin, are ineffective, and to this day students' future success is determined primarily by their social class—not their school achievements. . He applauds philosophies that "stress the importance of free minds and individual responsibil

Changing Public Schools I couldn't help but feel compelled to write a review after I read the previous review. If you like Dewey or Adler, you will really enjoy this book. Sizer draws from both Dewey and Adler's ideas and points out all the problems with education today. Sizer has years of experience in various areas of education which does nothing more than to give his words even more value. The book is written in first person, so you actually get to live through some of his experiences whi. Horribly out of date This is book is so out of date that it is pointless to read and certainly to buy. Five of his seven points have already been implemented in education and most of the book is really his memoirs and bashing the Latin class he took in 19Horribly out of date L. Rhodes This is book is so out of date that it is pointless to read and certainly to buy. Five of his seven points have already been implemented in education and most of the book is really his memoirs and bashing the Latin class he took in 1946. How is this relevant to education today? I can't believe I read the whole thing and now have to base lesson plans upon it.. 6. How is this relevant to education today? I can't believe I read the whole thing and now have to base lesson plans upon it.. "Prof. Sizer Has Experience But Lacks Credibility" according to E. J. Ludwig. I first encountered Ted Sizer's views on education in his course on The American School at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Fall of 196Prof. Sizer Has Experience But Lacks Credibility I first encountered Ted Sizer's views on education in his course on The American School at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Fall of 1963. The idea that most surprised me was his desire to model Harvard's role in American education after that taken by Dewey and his disciples who had trained a high number of America's superintendents during an earlier era. He told us that those of us in the M.A. in Teaching program had been selected in part because we wou. . The idea that most surprised me was his desire to model Harvard's role in American education after that taken by Dewey and his disciples who had trained a high number of America's superintendents during an earlier era. He told us that those of us in the M.A. in Teaching program had been selected in part because we wou