An Education of Value: The Purposes and Practices of Schools by Marvin LazersonAn Education of Value: The Purposes and Practices of Schools by Marvin Lazerson

An Education of Value: The Purposes and Practices of Schools

byMarvin Lazerson, Judith Block Mclaughlin, Bruce McPherson

Paperback | April 26, 1985

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 220 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


An Education of Value is about the problems involved in reforming American schools - in the past and in the decades to come. The authors consider the historical, political, and philosophical tensions between the perennial twin goals of American education: equality and excellence. They discuss the necessary preconditions for enduring progress: enhancing the conditions of teaching, improving the education and re-education of teachers, rethinking the curriculum, developing learning through the use of computers, and strengthening the leadership of schools. The issues raised in this book concern every modern society, and the authors' ideas will challenge a wide audience.
Title:An Education of Value: The Purposes and Practices of SchoolsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.35 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.43 × 0.35 inPublished:April 26, 1985Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521315158

ISBN - 13:9780521315159

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. Recurring Priorities, Recurring Tensions: 1. The expectations of schooling; 2. New curriculum, old issues; Part II. The Purposes of Schooling: 3. Equality and inequality; 4. Learning and excellence; Part III. Learning and Teaching: 5. Computers and learning; 6. The promise of teaching; 7. Thinking about reform; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

'More successfully than anything else I have read, this splendid book sets current debates on schooling in a historical context. It has given me a clearer understanding of where we are and how we might move forward.' Helen Featherstone, Harvard Education Letter