Learning By Heart

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 28, 2002 - Education - 272 pages
A decade after publication of his best-selling book, Barth returns to the schoolhouse. Drawing from a career committed to building schools rich in community, learning, and leadership, he shows how to accomplish the most difficult task of school reform-transforming a school's culture so that it will be hospitable to human learning. In an engaging conversational style, he suggests how school people can become the architects, engineers, and designers of their own schools-and of their own destinies.
 

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Contents

1 Thinking Otherwise
1
2 Culture in Question
7
3 A Community of Learners
21
4 Information Rich and Experience Poor
31
5 Exploration
41
6 Craft Knowledge
53
7 Reflection
65
8 Teacher Leadership
75
12 Conditions for Learning
143
13 Some Questions
167
14 Risk
183
15 Coming to a Vision
193
Epilogue
209
Appendix A A Letter to Parents
215
Appendix B Some Thoughts on Conditions for Learning
221
Notes
233

9 Impediments and Opportunities
87
10 Teachers and Principals
105
11 On Becoming a Principal
119

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THE AUTHOR

Roland S. Barth is one of the country's most renowned educators and the author of the best-selling Jossey-Bass book Improving Schools from Within (over 100,000 copies sold). He has been a public school teacher and principal, recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and member of the faculty of Harvard University, where he founded the Harvard Principals' Center and the International Network of Principals' Centers.

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