Home Articles Reader Opinion Editorial Book Reviews Discussion Writers Guide About TCRecord
transparent 13

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
Search for book at Amazon.com

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.)

To view the full-text for this article you must be signed-in with the appropriate membership. Please review your options below:

Store a cookie on my computer that will allow me to skip this sign-in in the future.
Send me my password -- I can't remember it
Purchase this Article
Purchase The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone’s Business
Individual-Resource passes allow you to purchase access to resources one resource at a time. There are no recurring fees.
Become a Member
Online Access
With this membership you receive online access to all of TCRecord's content. The introductory rate of $25 is available for a limited time.
Print and Online Access
With this membership you receive the print journal and free online access to all of TCRecord's content.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1566-1569
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11716, Date Accessed: 9/28/2021 2:38:39 AM

Purchase Reprint Rights for this article or review
Article Tools
Related Articles

Related Discussion
Post a Comment | Read All

About the Author
  • Yvette Daniel
    University of Windsor
    E-mail Author
    YVETTE DANIEL is Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor's Faculty of Education. She teaches in the pre-service teacher education program and in the educational administration stream at the graduate level. She has researched recent educational funding policies in Ontario.
Member Center
In Print
This Month's Issue