The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone’s Business


reviewed by Yvette Daniel — 2005

coverTitle: The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone’s Business
Author(s): Dennis Littky (with Samantha Grabelle)
Publisher: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA
ISBN: 0871209713, Pages: 230, Year: 2004
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Dennis Littky’s book opens with a poignant journal entry by Mareoun Yai, an alumna from the first graduating class at The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center and currently holder of a college degree, who writes, “I sometimes wonder where I would be now without the support I got from my high school”. The center, lovingly referred to as The Met, was started in 1996 by Dennis Littky and Elliot Washor as a group of six vocational education schools in Providence, Rhode Island. Littky and Washor are affiliated with the Coalition of Essential Schools started by Ted Sizer, which is built upon 10 common principles that re-imagine education infused with equality, personalization, and intellectual vibrancy. Littky hopes that the ideas and testimonials presented in this book will serve as a springboard for others in taking up this vision. He does not intend to provide a template, mainly because templates do... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1566-1569
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11716, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 2:12:02 AM

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