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In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School
by Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine
Harvard University Press, 2019
Paper: 978-0-674-24825-0 | eISBN: 978-0-674-23995-1 | Cloth: 978-0-674-98839-2
Library of Congress Classification LB2822.82.M45 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 373.0973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Winner of the Grawemeyer Award in Education

“The best book on high school dynamics I have ever read.”
—Jay Mathews, Washington Post

“A hopeful, easy-to-read narrative on what the best teachers do and what deep, engaging learning looks like for students. Grab this text if you’re looking for a celebration of what’s possible in American schools.”
Edutopia

“A must-read for anyone interested in the fate of the American high school.”
—Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute

What would it take to transform our high schools into places capable of supporting deep learning for students across a wide range of aptitudes and interests? To find out, Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine spent hundreds of hours observing and talking to teachers and students in and out of the classroom at thirty of the country’s most innovative schools. To their dismay, they discovered that deeper learning is more often the exception than the rule. And yet they found pockets of powerful learning at almost every school, often in extracurriculars but also in a few mold-breaking academic courses. So what must schools do to achieve the integrations that support deep learning: rigor with joy, precision with play, mastery with identity and creativity?

In Search of Deeper Learning takes a deep dive into the state of our schools and lays out an inspiring new vision for American education.
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