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Reforming Schools
Working within a Progressive Tradition during Conservative Times
Reforming Schools
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Jesse Goodman - Author
Price: $68.50 
Hardcover - 170 pages
Release Date: July 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6795-3
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6795-4

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Paperback - 170 pages
Release Date: July 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6796-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6796-1

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Electronic - 170 pages
Release Date: February 2012
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-8153-0

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Portrays the progressive school reform work of the Harmony Education Center over a 12-year period.

In Reforming Schools, Jesse Goodman discusses the possibilities, struggles, and complexities involved in reforming today’s schools. Drawing from his own experiences at the Harmony Education Center—a progressive educational center he helped establish in 1990—Goodman offers a vision of how to persevere at a time when many progressive educators are feeling discouraged. He focuses on practical ideas for reform, such as establishing school autonomy; creating democratic structures, rituals, and values upon which school reform discourse can be generated; and by addressing the current conservative agenda, how to influence what happens in our nation’s public schools. By situating school reform within a progressive history of Western society, the author offers valuable insights and ideas that are alternatives to both the conservative and the radical left analyses of schools and society.

“With this book, Goodman’s compelling and long-standing progressive reform work as part of the Harmony Education Center should receive substantial attention and make a major impact on the discourse of school reform.”― Thomas E. Kelly, John Carroll University

“Harmony School experiences, it is rich enough to prod even the most narrow-minded readers to chance another perspective.” ― Louise Anderson Allen, author of A Bluestocking in Charleston: The Life and Career of Laura Bragg

Jesse Goodman is Professor of Education and American Studies at Indiana University at Bloomington and the author of Elementary Schooling for Critical Democracy, also published by SUNY Press.


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Table of Contents

Foreword
Andrew Gitlin

Preface

1. The Times in Which We Work: The Conservative Restoration

2. Creating a Progressive Educational Organization: Harmony Education Center in Its Historical Context

3. The Local Politics of Educational Reform: Issues of School Autonomy

4. Constructing a Democratic Foundation for School-Based Reform Discourse

5. Addressing the Conservative Agenda: Discourses of School-Based Reform

6. Conclusion: Reflections from the Field

Notes
References
Index



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