Possible Lives: The Promise Of Public Education In America

Paperback | September 1, 1996

byMike Rose

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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.

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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 bes...

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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.

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 E...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 1.1 inPublished:September 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140236171

ISBN - 13:9780140236170

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Table of Contents

Possible LivesIntroduction
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 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