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A chance to make history: what works and what doesn't in providing an excellent education for all

By: Kopp, Wendy.
Contributor(s): Farr, Steven.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Public Affairs 2011Description: v, 229 p.ISBN: 9781610391047.Subject(s): Teach for America - Project - History | Effective teaching - United States | Academic achievement - United StatesDDC classification: 371.1020973 Summary: provide children facing all the challenges of poverty with an excellent education, and that doing so involves the same ingredients that account for success in any endeavor: visionary leadership that sets ambitious goals and puts forth the energy and discipline to reach them. Kopp’s experiences and insights also shine light on why we have not made more progress against educational inequity—how and why the intense but misguided quest for easy answers actually distracts from the hard work of expanding on the growing pockets of success in low-income communities—and on what we need to do now to increase the pace of change. America’s failure to educate millions of children to fulfill their potential is a crisis that strikes at our fundamental ideals and health as a nation. A Chance to Make History offers tangible evidence that we can change direction and provide all children the opportunity to attain an excellent education. http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/book/paperback/a-chance-to-make-history/9781610391047
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Table of content

1. Teaching as leadership : lessons from transformational teachers
2. No shortcuts : lessons from transformational schools
3. Scaling success : lessons from improving systems
4. Silver bullets and silver scapegoats
5. Increasing the pace of change
6. Transformational teaching as the foundation for transformational change
7. Conclusion : Whether we will
8. Afterword : Transformational teaching and learning around the world.


provide children facing all the challenges of poverty with an excellent education, and that doing so involves the same ingredients that account for success in any endeavor: visionary leadership that sets ambitious goals and puts forth the energy and discipline to reach them. Kopp’s experiences and insights also shine light on why we have not made more progress against educational inequity—how and why the intense but misguided quest for easy answers actually distracts from the hard work of expanding on the growing pockets of success in low-income communities—and on what we need to do now to increase the pace of change. America’s failure to educate millions of children to fulfill their potential is a crisis that strikes at our fundamental ideals and health as a nation. A Chance to Make History offers tangible evidence that we can change direction and provide all children the opportunity to attain an excellent education.


http://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/book/paperback/a-chance-to-make-history/9781610391047

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