Analyzes the complex and often painful process of undertaking meaningful school reform by examining the experiences of three representative but very different schools in Massachusetts.
The first edition of How Schools Change chronicled the efforts of three very different high schools to improve teaching and learning in the early 1990's. Now, in a new second edition, Wagner concisely summarizes the decade-long history of education reform efforts and revisits the three communities at the beginning of a new century.
Table of Contents
Theodore R. Sizer
Introduction to the Second Edition xvii
Introduction: A Nation at Risk 1 (14)
The Hull Junior-Senior High School 15 (66)
The Academy at Cambridge Rindge and Latin 81 (90)
The Brimmer and May School 171 (62)
Some Lessons Learned 233 (38)
Reflections at the Dawn of the Millenium 271 (40)
Notes 311 (10)
Bibliography 321 (4)