A School By Every Other Name calls for a revolution that would reconceptualize the institution of education. That effort begins with overcoming our national cultural identity crisis. Rather than prescribing what must be done, A School By Every Other Name presents poignant perspectives and background and then invites the reader to begin answering the questions that could lead to building a new institution of education. Not just a book about education, A School By Every Other Name is a workbook for beginning the dialogue toward systemic change in American schools.
Edward Ebert, an educator for 29 years, is a professor of education at Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina, where he teaches courses in educational psychology, introduction to education, elementary science methods, child development, classroom management, assessment, and creative problem solving. Deborah Scott Studebaker founded the SHINE Mentoring Alliance and created Poetry in Motion writers' workshops for children.
Chapter 1 Wrestling with the Beast Part 1 Who Are We? Part 2 Reforming Reform Chapter 2 The American Culture Part 3 As the Change Incubates: Working with the System to Your Child's Best Advantage Chapter 4 The Reform Model in Education Chapter 5 What Makes a Reform Effort Worthwhile? Chapter 6 Toward a New Educational Institution Chapter 7 Logistics of the New Institution Chapter 8 Education in the New Institution Chapter 9 Educating Children Means Educating Ourselves Chapter 10 Making an Impact on Education: What You Can Do