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The Six Virtues of the Educated Person: Helping Kids to Learn, Schools to Succeed


reviewed by Laura Reimer — January 28, 2010

coverTitle: The Six Virtues of the Educated Person: Helping Kids to Learn, Schools to Succeed
Author(s): J. Hurley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1607092751, Pages: 176, Year: 2009
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If Americans are united on one thing, it is their desire that students receive a good education. Education is valued because it gives students the things necessary to succeed in a modern technological society. A minority of citizens know that education is also important for a more generous and caring society. The way to improve schools is, however, becoming increasingly contested. Currently, bureaucracy is the way education is delivered. But since the writing of Karl Marx and Max Weber, there have been many critics of the self-serving, rigid and undemocratic tendencies in bureaucratic structures. In his recent book, The Six Virtues of the Educated Person: Helping Kids to Learn, Schools to Succeed, J. Casey Hurley joins the voices from the past who have been concerned about bureaucracy, politics, and education. Placing a further separation upon the politics-administration dichotomy, Hurley proposes an alternative model that divorces politics entirely from the delivery... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 28, 2010
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15902, Date Accessed: 10/22/2018 5:09:02 AM

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  • Laura Reimer
    University of Winnipeg
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    LAURA REIMER is a former school trustee with a diverse background in education and governance. She teaches in the public administration programs at the University of Winnipeg in central Canada. Laura’s publications are in educational governance, aboriginal learning, and horizontal government approaches to inner city poverty. She is currently completing a PhD in Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba with a focus on urban aboriginal education and education administration. She has several publications in the field of educational leadership and authored Leadership and School Boards, published by Roman and Littlefield Education in 2008. In February, she will be presenting her research on Haiti and on inner city adult high schools in the UK and in Northern Ireland.
 
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