How Was School Today? explores the richly complex school experiences of Katie, a fifth-grader, in a very small school that educates children of varying ages and academic capabilities together. Katie's experiences provide an opportunity to wonder about the school experiences of any child. How Was School Today? goes inside a world about which parents typically know very little, and about which teachers may wish to learn more.
Paul Higgins holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. He is Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Foreword by William Ayers Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 An Uncertain Beginning Chapter 5 A "Comme Ci, Comme Ca" Fall Chapter 6 A Renewal Chapter 7 Coming to the End/Looking Toward Another Beginning Chapter 8 Epilogue Chapter 9 Appendix: Lessons Learned Chapter 10 Bibliography