Recommended Reading

Book Recommended By
A Special Mother, Anne Ford Laurie Reed:  “

The book is an outstanding resource for getting through the IEP process, and making sure that the services that your child is receiving are the services that your child needs.  “

The Pact:  Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream, Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, Lisa Frazier Vanessa Tucker

Amazon:  “As teenagers from a rough part of Newark, New Jersey, Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt, and George Jenkins had nothing special going for them except loving mothers (one of whom was a drug user) and above-average intelligence. Their first stroke of luck was testing into University High, one of Newark’s three magnet high schools, and their second was finding each other. They were busy staying out of trouble (most of the time), and discovering the usual ways to skip class and do as little schoolwork as possible, when a recruitment presentation on Seton Hall University reignited George’s childhood dream of becoming a dentist. The college was offering a tempting assistance package for minorities in its Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus Program. George convinced his two friends to go to college with him. They would help each other through. None of them would be allowed to drop out and be reabsorbed by the Newark streets.”

Letters to a Young Teacher, Jonathan Kozol, 2007  
Why Great Teachers Quit:  And How We Might Stop the Exodus, Katy Farber, 2010  
The Paideia Proposal, Mortimer J. Adler, 1984 Dr. S. held up in lecture 11/1/2010
Dostoyevsky as Teacher (essay?, book?) Dr. S. mentioned in lecture 11/1/2010
WWhatever it Takes, (2009) Paul Tough Diane Ravitch recommends this book about Geoffrey Canada and HCZ in her NYT Review of Books article.
Among Schoolchildren (1990) Tracy Kidder In an Essay by Arthur Ellis, read for EDU 6120 week of 11/1/2010.

" Christine Zajac teaches fifth grade in a racially mixed school in a poor district of Holyoke, Mass. . . . Through Kidder’s calmly detailed re-creation of Zajac’s daily round we come to know her students’ fears and inmost strivings; we also share this teacher’s frustrations, loneliness and the rush of satisfaction that comes with helping students learn," wrote PW. "A compelling microcosm of what is wrong–and right–with our educational system."
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Schoolteacher.  (1975) Dan C. Lortie Recommended by Tracy Kidder
How Teachers Taught:  Constancy and Change in the American Classroom 1890-1980. (1984) Larry Cuban Recommended by Tracy Kidder
A Place Called School:  Prospects for the Future. (1984) John I Goodlad Recommended by Tracy Kidder.
   
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