Demystifying school : writings and experiences / assembled and interpreted by Miriam Wasserman.


New York : Praeger, [1974] .

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Other Authors Wasserman, Miriam,
Subjects Education -- United States.
Education.
Éducation -- États-Unis.
United States.
Series Praeger university series.
Description x, 355 pages ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date [1974]
©1974
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-355).
Contents 1. School nightmares: the private and the public. An old-fashioned nightmare / Willard Waller -- Nightmares of the 1970's -- Nightmares of 1984 -- The children's daytime nightmares -- Private nightmares and the public realm -- The quiet daydreamers: growing up illiterate / John Reimann and Willie Gallagher -- 2. The hidden curriculum: alienation and reification. Observations on work, play, money, self-discipline, good citizenship, and maturity -- "Something happens to you if you get too much education" -- Alienation and the crisis of education / István Mészáros -- Miss White's second grade / Miriam Wasserman -- 3. Education's role in the distribution of the social product. How tracking works / Richard Rothstein -- Caste and class in "Elmtown" / August Hollingshead -- "You've got to realistic about being a Nigger" / Malcolm X -- Demand release of nine children from a class for the mentally retarded / Dorinda Moreno -- Off the track and into the street / Marjorie Heins -- Educational achievements and worker performance / Ivar Berg -- School credentialing and the "outside world" -- Letter to a teacher / the schoolboys of Barbiana.
10. Institutional reform strategies. Run, computer, run / Anthony Oettinger -- Education and the cult of efficiency / Raymond E. Callahan -- The experiment at Banneker School / Francine Moscove -- "Sesame Street": an educational dead end / Frank Garfunkel -- Compensatory education -- The contradictions of busing / Miriam Wasserman and BARTOC -- "Freedom works": the theory of radical school reform / Allen Graubard -- Summerhill: some are hell / Jane and BARTOC -- 11. Education for social change. Up against the blackboard: a history of the high school undergound press / John Schaller -- Our school: struggling and strategizing along / Vicki Wirth Legion -- How to organize parents to beat the system / Ellen Lurie -- Stokely's speech class / recorded by Jane Stembridge -- "Girls don't play with cars, Linda," / Phyllis Taube MacEwan -- Toward a movement / Patricia Michaels and BARTOC.
4. Preparing girls and boys for a consuming-producing society. The school's role in the sex-role stereotyping of girls : a feminist review of the literature / Betty Levy -- "Now you see," said Mark / Virginia Kidd -- Decision of the Board of Education: no freedom of choice ..." -- Fact sheet on the earnings gap -- 5. The myth of cultural deprivation. Language and cognitive assessment of Negro children: assumptions and research needs / Joan C. Baratz -- The warrior dropouts / Rosalie H. Wax -- The Chitling test -- 6. Curriculum : grim competiton, alienating language, and the mythology of imperialism. Athletics: the competition for community love / Mike Spino -- Speling / Gloria Channon -- The miseducation of white children / Louis L. Knowles and Kenneth Prewitt -- Myths about work and labor / Will Soggins -- "There is not one Indian child who has not come home in shame and tears / Rupert Costo and the American Indian Historical Society.
7. The teachers: fulcrum of the system. The revolt of the dirty-workers / Lee Rainwater -- High school students have more rights than teachers / Gael Pierce -- Teachers in news and letters -- Chinese and public school teaching / Lonnie Chin -- Letter to my sisters in school / Miriam Wasserman -- 8. The fiscal crisis: where school and economy intersect. The political economy of youth / John Rowntree and Margaret Ellinger -- Can courts and money do it? / Daniel Patrick Moynihan -- Nixon budget spells trouble for schools -- An appeal to the Honorable Richard M. Nixon / National Education Association -- Bankruptcy proceedings -- 9. Bureaucracy and the permanent record. Bureaucracy and the industrial order / Michael B. Katz -- The bureaucrat, the martyr, and the artificial self / A. Richard King -- Report of Committee #2 of the 1972 grand jury -- Hostile words and hostile acts.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)714325
(OCoLC)ocm00714325
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