ISBN13:978-0674962019 ISBN10: 067496201X This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0674962002 ISBN10: 0674962001
Summary: This is a social history of a northeastern high school from 1953 to 1985. "The book is divided into two parts.The first section, 'Biography of a School,' describes four phases of the evolution of Hamilton High; the second section, 'Making a World,' uses the Hamilton High experience and the research of others, such as James Coleman, Michael Rutter, Torsten Husen, and Theodore Sizer, to explore where we have been and where we are going in public education."(P
Summary: This is a social history of a northeastern high school from 1953 to 1985. "The book is divided into two parts.The first section, 'Biography of a School,' describes four phases of the evolution of Hamilton High; the second section, 'Making a World,' uses the Hamilton High experience and the research of others, such as James Coleman, Michael Rutter, Torsten Husen, and Theodore Sizer, to explore where we have been and where we are going in public education."(Phi Delta Kappan)
Edition/Copyright:88 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Harvard University Press Year Published: 1988 International: No
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Grant, Gerald : Syracuse University
Gerald Grant is the Hannah Hammond Professor of Education and Sociology at Syracuse University.
"If a reading list was compiled of the 10 best books on American high schools, one of the 10 would certainly be Gerald Grant's The World We Created at Hamilton High. Mr. Grant spent years studying one high school in order to study the changes that have taken place in American secondary education since the 1950s. His detailed and thorough research produced a lasting and important work."
--Martin Morse Wooster, Washington Times
"Gerald Grant has written the benchmark book of the 1980s... The World We Created at Hamilton High has an authenticity and a respect for the complexity of life in schools that has rarely been equaled in our professional literature.
--Kevin Ryan, Phi Delta Kappan
"Grant's reconstruction of the experiences of the people at Hamilton High and his remarkable attempt to bring those experiences to life make for compelling reading."
--Pamela B. Joseph, American School Board Journal
"[A] graceful, human, engaging narrative of what happened to an American high school during the successive decades of optimism, integration, student upstarting and declining results. [It] has heart and mind...Here is a survey course in what went wrong when everybody but teachers claimed to know best...A superb case history of what is probably the noblest American dream--education for everybody."
--Art Seidenbaum, Los Angeles Times
"[Grant's] historical portrait of Hamilton--scrupulously researched and keenly analyzed--makes this book an invaluable resource in a field characterized by its ahistorical perspective and its ongoing love affair with 'the new.'"
--Rosetta Cohen, Teachers College Record
"Gerald Grant provides a meticulous study of Hamilton High School (a pseudonym) from its opening in the 1950s to the present...For those of us who experienced those years, Grant's account is a vivid and painfully accurate chronicle of a tumultuous time in American education. For those of us who didn't, his book offers special insights into the forces that have--for better or worse--shaped our public high schools."
--Frank L. Tout, Educational Leadership
"Grant is an excellent historian and writer. His book contains, in addition to a good story, a powerful argument for school reform."
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