High Schools in Crisis: What Every Parent Should Know

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Price
$114.00
Publisher
Praeger
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Pages
193
Dimensions
6.48 X 9.52 X 0.81 inches | 1.02 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780275981983
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About the Author

ELLEN HALL is director of Oak Grove School, an alternative pre-K-12 school in Ojai, California, and the author of Listen to Your Inner Voice (2001).

RICHARD HANDLEY is a features reporter for the Ventura County Reporter.
Reviews
"Parents who are seeking educational alternatives to the public high school will benefit from this book....Written in a straightforward tone, this book honestly and candidly discusses problems with public education. It is appropriate for public librarians who are assisting parents and teens with their educational goals."-VOYA
"This valuable resource for parents also includes a bibliography of helpful sources and suggested readings."-Booklist
"ÝC¨ontains information on how classrooms can be designed for optimal student involvement, how a creative curriculum can elicit enthusiasm, and how learning disabilities can be handled without resorting to "special education...."Recommended. All levels."-Choice
?This valuable resource for parents also includes a bibliography of helpful sources and suggested readings.?-Booklist
?[C]ontains information on how classrooms can be designed for optimal student involvement, how a creative curriculum can elicit enthusiasm, and how learning disabilities can be handled without resorting to "special education..,."Recommended. All levels.?-Choice
?Parents who are seeking educational alternatives to the public high school will benefit from this book....Written in a straightforward tone, this book honestly and candidly discusses problems with public education. It is appropriate for public librarians who are assisting parents and teens with their educational goals.?-VOYA
"[C]ontains information on how classrooms can be designed for optimal student involvement, how a creative curriculum can elicit enthusiasm, and how learning disabilities can be handled without resorting to "special education..,."Recommended. All levels."-Choice
.,."Their book demonstrates that parents have the power to organize and create a school of their own....[It] should be read by parents and their adolescent sons and daughters together to take the pulse of the high schools their children are attending."-Kathryn Borman Professor of Anthropology Associate Director, David C. Anchin Center University of South Florida
"In an accessible manner, the authors interweave sociological and psychological research with relevant first-hand experiences, student portraits, and schoolhouse scenarios. They help one understand the need for and rationality of alternative schools. In so doing, Hall and Handley make a compelling link between educating the whole child and providing the means to mold a just and democratic society."-Vincent Brevetti Principal Humanities Preparatory Academy New York City