Non-Fiction Books:

The Labyrinth of Cultural Complexity

Fremont High Teachers, the Small School Policy, and Oakland Inner-City Realities

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Labyrinth of Cultural Complexity by Robert Anderson
41% off
$42.99 was $72.99
or 4 payments of $10.75 with Learn more
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 10-14 days

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 8-14 November using Express Delivery
    Mighty Ape can deliver this product within 1-2 business days (usually overnight) to urban centres across Australia, and some remote areas. Learn more
  • Around 9-16 November using standard courier delivery

Description

It is shocking to realize that an enormous percentage of American high school students end up as only marginally literate, especially in large cities. The future well-being of the nation is in jeopardy. Public policy is in trouble. City, state and federal policies have legislated mandatory testing, dominated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Additionally, a small school policy, implemented nationally in many localities, requires that large comprehensive high schools be replaced by small schools in which teachers would, family like, work intimately with students and their parents to ensure that every graduate will qualify for college entrance. To evaluate these well-intended public policies I offer an in-depth ethnographic case study enriched by historical documentation and cultural analysis. Fremont High School is located in Oakland, California, just 10 minutes by car from the Mills College campus where I teach, but its inner-city realities are as distant as the barren surface of the moon. Immersed in the school for five years as a volunteer, and with the collaboration of Mills students every semester, I describe a deeply flawed and intensely frustrating process of policy design and implementation that repeatedly exhausted and demoralized Fremont teachers trapped in unintended Catch-22 scenarios.
Release date Australia
February 18th, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
iUniverse
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9780595470341
Product ID
2411408

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...