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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Corwin; 1 edition (November 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412986729
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412986724
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,599,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This engaging, jargon-free primer will be helpful to founders of charter schools, as well as principals of traditional public schools poised to upset the status quo.

Joan Frawley Desmond --The Weekly Standard - December 6, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 12

Samuel Casey Carter is the Tom Paine of the movement to raise achievement in low-income neighborhoods. All kids should be able to learn just as much as kids from affluent suburban homes.

Jay Mathews --The Washington Post - Class Struggle - 11/24/2010

"This book reminds us that there is more to education than preparing students for high-stakes tests. It is our responsibility to be 'intentional' with the development of the whole child." (Irwin Kurz, Former Director of School Quality 2010-05-27)

"At the heart of this intriguing volume are well written profiles of twelve different schools that are quite proactively shaping their cultures to educate both the minds and hearts of their students." (Mary Beth Klee, Educational Consultant in History and Character Education 2010-06-17)

"This volume reinforces the need to address character development in children throughout their days in school." (Steven Miletto, Principal 2010-05-27)

"This wonderful book shares a broad range of school successes that are evident, easy to report on, and site-specific." (William H. Wibel, Educational Consultant 2010-06-17)

"Samuel Casey Carter shows how great cultures—not big bucks, smaller class sizes, different curriculums, or better buildings—are what we need to save our education system." (Jay Mathews, Columnist and Author 2010-08-30)

About the Author

Samuel Casey Carter wrote On Purpose as senior fellow at The Center for Education Reform. Today, he is Senior Vice President for Global Corporate Social Responsibility for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a leading global education company committed to addressing education's dynamic challenges through individualized content, innovative technology and a holistic approach that inspires achievement and a lifelong love of learning. He is also Executive Director of the HMH Foundation.

Previously, Carter was president of CfBT USA, the United States charity affiliated with CfBT Education Trust headquartered in the United Kingdom, and president of National Heritage Academies, a charter school management company that operates more than sixty public charter schools in eight states, where he oversaw corporate strategy and the implementation of the company’s educational operations.

Carter is also the author of No Excuses: Lessons From 21 High-Performing, High-Poverty Schools, a book on the effective practices of high-performing schools that refuse to make poverty an excuse for academic failure. In addition to No Excuses, Carter has edited three other books including Mary Beth Klee’s Core Virtues, a literature-based character education program for parents and teachers of elementary school students. His articles, essays, and columns have appeared in more than 180 newspapers and magazines, including, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, New York Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Investor's Business Daily, and Detroit News.

After receiving a bachelor degree from St. John’s College in Annapolis in philosophy and mathematics, Carter studied theology at Oxford University and philosophy at The Catholic University of America. He lives in Washington, D. C.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 21, 2011
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ON PURPOSE; HOW GREAT SCHOOL CULTURES FORM STRONG CHARACTER profiles twelve unusual K-12 public and charter schools where confident children strive to accomplish goals with friends. From students who build a sense of purpose and achievement to teachers who feel motivated and rewarded, this offers a range of field-tested strategies for creating a healthy school culture and should be a 'must' for any education library.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Serious Student on December 10, 2011
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Amazon was very prompt and courteous replacing this product for me. Nonetheless, this book is a must have for those interested in schools that are making a difference.
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Fantastic book. Loved the way he set it up and described what was working in each school individually. I would definitely recommend it to any teacher or principal interested in learning how to build school culture, or anyone who is not yet sold on the fact that it influences learning.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen A. Kaufmann on October 30, 2013
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Not exactly what i was looking for. This was part of my research and wasn't exactly what i was looking for.
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More About the Author

Samuel Casey Carter is the chief executive officer of Faith in the Future, an independent foundation that provides strategic management and operational oversight of 17 high schools and four schools of special education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and provides support services to all Archdiocesan schools in the five County Philadelphia Area.
 
Across his career Mr. Carter has been president of National Heritage Academies, a charter school management company that operates over 75 schools in nine states, president of CfBT USA--the U.S. affiliate of CfBT Education Trust--the head of global corporate social responsibility for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and the executive director of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Foundation.

Mr. Carter is the author of On Purpose: How Great School Cultures Form Strong Character, which showcases 12 exemplary schools to explain how school cultures are made, how they form student character, and how great school cultures ultimately harness student character to drive achievement (Corwin/SAGE).

He is also the author of No Excuses: Lessons from 21 High-Performing, High-Poverty Schools, which documents the effective practices of high-performing schools that refuse to make poverty an excuse for academic failure. In addition to On Purpose and No Excuses, Mr. Carter has edited three other books, including Core Virtues, a literature-based character education program for parents and teachers of elementary school students. His articles, essays, and columns have appeared in more than 180 newspapers and magazines.

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