Possible Lives: The Promise Of Public Education In America

by Mike Rose

Penguin Books | August 28, 1996 | Trade Paperback

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"This big-shouldered book, full of ardor...offers us a reasonable hope that with attention and care we can again make public education what it was meant to be, and must yet be."—The Los Angeles Times.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 488 pages, 3.31 × 2.2 × 0.43 in

Published: August 28, 1996

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140236171

ISBN - 13: 9780140236170

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Possible Lives: The Promise Of Public Education In America

by Mike Rose

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 488 pages, 3.31 × 2.2 × 0.43 in

Published: August 28, 1996

Publisher: Penguin Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140236171

ISBN - 13: 9780140236170

Table of Contents

Possible Lives Introduction
1. Los Angeles and the LA Basin
2. Calexico, California
3. Baltimore, Maryland
4. Chicago, Illinois
5. New York, New York
6. Berea and Wheelwright, Kentucky
7. Hattiesburg, Tupelo, Jackson, Indianola, Hollandale, and Webb, Mississippi
8. Polaris and Missoula, Montana
9. Tucson, Arizona
10. Possible Lives
A Note on Method
Notes
Acknowledgments

From the Publisher

"This big-shouldered book, full of ardor...offers us a reasonable hope that with attention and care we can again make public education what it was meant to be, and must yet be."—The Los Angeles Times.

About the Author

Mike Rose is a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has taught in a wide range of educational settings, from elementary school to adult literacy and job training programs. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and awards from the Spencer Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association, and the American Educational Research Association. He also received the Commonwealth Club of California's Award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. His books include Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared, Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America, The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker, Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us, and Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education.

From Our Editors

In evocative prose and telling anecdotes, the author of Lives on the Boundary recreates the classrooms he visited in a four-year journey through America's public schools. Rose shows readers how teachers work, how children learn, and what schools do for their neighborhoods. In the process, he offers new hope that by bringing out the best in public education, we can revitalize ourselves as a nation
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