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Counter Revolutionizing America's Schools is provocative, personal, and right on the mark. It should be read by anyone who believes our schools can better educate our young and who is committed to making the effort to improve them. -- Paul Schwarz, Principal of the Jackie Robinson Complex, and Co-director of Central Park East Secondary School, East Harlem, New York City With this insightful, practical collection of personal essays, Glickman tackles education's most urgent questions. Who should govern schools? Whose values should schools represent? How should teachers teach? How does democratic change occur? Glickman directly addresses issues of race, culture, gAnder, and religion and reveals how understanding these issues can contribute to purposeful change, and he connects democratic rhetoric to action -- covering such practicalities as student grouping, curriculum selection, and school leadership. Introduction: A Vision of Democracy Part One: On Democracy 1. Democracy -- What Is It? 2. Democracy and Education 3. Ambiguity and Informed Minds Part Two: On Pedagogy 4. Powerful Learning 5. School Structures for Teaching 6. Teacher Education and Public Schools 7. Governing for the Future Part Three: On Getting Beyond 8. Wealth and Welfare 9. Isms and Reasons 10. Religion, Secular Humanism, and Geese 11. Who Owns the Child? 12. Constitutional Hope for Education Part Four: On Differences 13. Race and Education 14. Suffrage, GAnder, and Listening 15. From Our Ancestors Part Five: On Change 16. Finding Room for School Change 17. Listening to Students 18. Leadership for Democracy Conclusion: Democracy as Education

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Education Aims and objectives United States, Educational change United States, Democracy United States, School improvement programs United States