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Product Details

  • Series: Harper Colophon Books
  • Paperback: 235 pages
  • Publisher: Perennial Library Harper & Row; 1 edition (June 25, 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060904216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060904210
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,001,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[His recommendations will] shake up educators." -- --Alexander Bassin,Psychology Today

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The author of the bestselling Reality Therapy offers daring recommendations to "shake up educators" (Alexander Bassin).

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William Glasser, M.D.,is a world-renowned psychatrist who lectures widely. He is the author of many books including Choice Theory, Reality Therapy, The Quality School, and Getting Together and Staying Together, and he is the president of the William Glassner Institute in Los Angeles.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jack Cook on September 4, 2008
Format: Paperback
I read this book only a few years after it was published while I was in college. I almost couldn't believe how logical and straight forward this basic idea was, and how few of its practices our national school system follows. Dr. William Glasser wrote a classic that will never be read or truly understood by most educators in our dumbed down, American education system. When I read the book, I cheered loudly, then realized that it was almost a lost cause. My wife attended several gradeless colleges that used this method of education, but when she tried to get a job, every major employer would not accept the type of student reports those schools had issued to her. Each job she applied for required only "grades" with numbers or letters from the familiar 4.o system. She was required to get her reports analyzed by a "legitimate" school system and translated into grades or numbers and only one university in the entire state offered to do so. My wife is a brilliant woman whose education shows through very clearly. Her non-traditional colleges were obviously educating students rather than attempting to place everything into a convenient category or number system. None of those wonderful gradeless colleges are operating anymore. I strongly wish that this book would become required reading for all educators in this country.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book should be read by every School Board Member, Superintendent, Administrator and teacher. Gives excellent suggestions for providing our children with the quality education they need. Encourages educators to more action and less lip service.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven H Propp TOP 100 REVIEWER on June 3, 2013
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William Glasser (born 1925) is an American psychiatrist, who is the developer of reality therapy [Reality Therapy: A New Approach to Psychiatry] and choice theory [Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom].

He wrote in the Introduction to this 1969 book, "I believe that most people who write about these [failing] schools have not raised the critical issue... they have not looked deeply enough into the role education itself has played in causing schools to fail... It is the faults and shortcomings of the system itself that I wish to examine, and make suggestions to correct... The main obstacle is our present educational philosophy, a philosophy of noninvolvement, nonrelevance, and limited emphasis on thinking. Education must move toward ... involvement, relevance, and thinking---or we will not solve the overwhelming problems of children who fail in school." (Pg. xiii-xiv)

He states, "As a psychiatrist... I have discovered an important fact: regardless of how many failures a person has had in his past... he will not succeed in general until he can in some way first experience success in one important part of his life. Given the first success to build upon, the negative factors, the ones emphasized by the sociologists, mean little." (Pg. 5) He adds, "this is the keystone of Reality Therapy, when a child makes a value judgment and a commitment to change his behavior, no excuse is acceptable for not following through. This is discipline." (Pg.
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By Andy Hunter on August 1, 2013
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Again - great theories and ideas but not if you are not in a Utopian situation - I am not so it becomes a pick and choose situation.
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