Talking about a Revolution : The Languages of Educational Reform
Talking about a Revolution tells the story of school reform from the perspective of teachers engaged in it, illuminating the complexity of teachers' roles in transforming policy into practice. Al, Brian, and Camille teach at a large, comprehensive high school in a suburb of a major mid-western city. They use the languages of educational reform to inspire new ways to think about teaching, to shield themselves from the confusion of contradictory understandings of reform, and to construct a shared understanding of what reformed teaching might mean.
- Hardback | 184 pages
- 152.4 x 234.7 x 15.7mm | 367.42g
- 11 Mar 2004
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"In some ways Al, Brian, and Camille are contemporary inhabitants of Horace's School, making Horace's Compromise, and facing Horace's Dilemma. That this is so years after Sizer's trilogy says much about the extent to which the language of reform (or more accurately, the language of transformation) has not yet become the language teachers speak 'like natives.' The challenge remains: to empower teachers to speak RSL--Reform as a Second Language."
About Jacqueline Cossentino
Jacqueline Cossentino is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland at College Park.