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The Same Thing Over and Over
by Frederick M. Hess
Harvard University Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-0-674-05885-9 | Cloth: 978-0-674-05582-7
Library of Congress Classification LB2822.82.H492 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.2070973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Hess argues that in the current disputes over education reform, virtually all vocal parties-- from teachers' unions and ed schools on the left, to the charter school or testing enthusiasts on the right-- accept without questioning the features and structures of schools that were established in the late 19th century. Under this approach, the long-standing assumption is that all schools need to be standardized in their curricula, that all students enroll in uniform schools, and that all schools be organized on the one-teacher-per-age-defined classroom. Provocatively, Hess states that these Left-Right disputes are standing in the way of actual progress and that everything from pedagogical techniques, curricular variability, and the structure of the teaching profession needs to be rethought given 21st century economic realities.
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