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From the Campus: Perspectives on the School Reform Movement


reviewed by Guy Benveniste 1991

coverTitle: From the Campus: Perspectives on the School Reform Movement
Author(s): Sol Cohen, Lewis C. Solomon
Publisher: Praeger Publications, Westport
ISBN: 027593263X, Pages: 245, Year: 1989
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How refreshing to find a book written by a group of faculty from a single school of education on a major policy issue. Here we have twelve chapters and an introduction authored by sixteen faculty affiliated with the Graduate School of Education at the University of California in Los Angeles. They have come together to observe and to reflect and comment on the current (post 1983) search for excellence in the public schools. The chapters are consistently solid, some are brilliant, but more importantly, they examine the current American reforms in education from many different vantage points and provide a good sense of how much (and how little) is being accomplished, how sterile some of the efforts have been, and how success has been achieved in some quarters. Let me give you a sense of the contents. A number of chapters cover historical, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of the reforms initiated... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 92 Number 4, 1991, p. 644-646
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 344, Date Accessed: 10/21/2017 2:56:59 AM

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