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One Kid At A Time: Big Lessons From A Small School


reviewed by Nicole E. Holland — 2003

coverTitle: One Kid At A Time: Big Lessons From A Small School
Author(s): Eliot Levine
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807741531, Pages: 170, Year: 2002
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One Kid At A Time is a testimony of what can be accomplished when a small, personalized learning community challenges youth and adults to think beyond the boundaries of academic standardization and consider the liberating world of authentic, engaging, and limitless learning opportunities.  Elliot Levine offers an account of the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (the Met), a small high school in Providence, Rhode Island where each student is connected with a team of adults who turn student interests into a range of learning opportunities.  Levine positions the Met as a model for education reform and documents the school’s progressive approach to learning where educational objectives are used to create individualized student learning plans and to evaluate students’ academic and social development.  Levine’s connection with, and affection for, the Met exudes throughout the text as he documents the elaborate efforts of adults to structure a range of meaningful educational opportunities that may begin in the school, but have the potential to take students around the world.  And... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 1, 2003, p. 154-157
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10924, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 2:39:14 PM

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  • Nicole Holland
    University of Chicago
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    NICOLE HOLLAND is a Spencer Fellow on Urban Education Reform at the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include educational equity, urban education, and school reform with a particular concern for the conditions that support educational success for disadvantaged populations.
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