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The Resource Exchanging writing, exchanging cultures : lessons in school reform from the United States and Great Britain, Sarah Warshauer Freedman

Exchanging writing, exchanging cultures : lessons in school reform from the United States and Great Britain, Sarah Warshauer Freedman

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Exchanging writing, exchanging cultures : lessons in school reform from the United States and Great Britain
Title
Exchanging writing, exchanging cultures
Title remainder
lessons in school reform from the United States and Great Britain
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Warshauer Freedman
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Exchanging Writing, Exchanging Cultures offers concrete lessons to school reformers, policymakers, and classroom teachers about the value and effectiveness of different approaches to teaching writing. For U.S. educators, the British experience provides cogent reasons for rethinking the adoption of a "high stakes" national examination on the British model - a model Freedman found detrimental to learning. At the same time, the book highlights British educational policies and structures that could improve instruction in U.S. schools. British teachers, for instance, can aspire to positions of leadership and increasing responsibility within their schools, while professional opportunities for U.S. teachers generally take them away from their schools to share their expertise elsewhere. In observing the varied classrooms in both countries, Freedman looks anew at Vygotsky's and Bakhtin's theories of social interaction and their implications for learning, and she explores ways to meet the needs of all students when classes are not tracked by ability level." "Freedman's cross-cultural comparison stimulates us to envision new possibilities for our familiar school organizations in order to reshape our urban schools into institutions of high-quality education for all students."--Jacket
  • "Exchanging Writing, Exchanging Cultures offers concrete lessons to school reformers, policymakers, and classroom teachers about the value and effectiveness of different approaches to teaching writing. For U.S. educators, the British experience provides cogent reasons for rethinking the adoption of a "high stakes" national examination on the British model - a model Freedman found detrimental to learning. At the same time, the book highlights British educational policies and structures that could improve instruction in U.S. schools. British teachers, for instance, can aspire to positions of leadership and increasing responsibility within their schools, while professional opportunities for U.S. teachers generally take them away from their schools to share their expertise elsewhere. In observing the varied classrooms in both countries, Freedman looks anew at Vygotsky's and Bakhtin's theories of social interaction and their implications for learning, and she explores ways to meet the needs of all students when classes are not tracked by ability level." "Freedman's cross-cultural comparison stimulates us to envision new possibilities for our familiar school organizations in order to reshape our urban schools into institutions of high-quality education for all students."--BOOK JACKET
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Freedman, Sarah Warshauer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1576
LC item number
.F73 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • English language
  • English language
Label
Exchanging writing, exchanging cultures : lessons in school reform from the United States and Great Britain, Sarah Warshauer Freedman
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Publication
Note
"National Council of Teachers of English."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-263) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30109294
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780674273931
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94014179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1627968
Label
Exchanging writing, exchanging cultures : lessons in school reform from the United States and Great Britain, Sarah Warshauer Freedman
Publication
Note
"National Council of Teachers of English."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [257]-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30109294
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780674273931
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94014179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1627968

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