From Library Journal
In an attempt to prevent the failure of current educational reform efforts, Sarason (psychology, Yale) explores the issues confronting reform and presents them with new emphasis and focus. His book is addressed to those whose roles affect reform: the community of educators, legislators, policy makers, foundations, business leaders, and parents. Substantive chapter discussions and illustrative examples examine the present educational system regarding the areas of change, power relationships, cooperative learning, imitation, replication, intractability, and goals. The author "challenges schools and communities to look at education in a whole new light," stating "the biggest risk in education is not taking one." Exceptionally well written, this is not so much a blueprint for change, but a penetrating, inspirational tract which calls educators to action. Academic and public libraries serving educators and others concerned with these issues will not want to miss it.- Francine M. DeFranco, St. John's Univ. Lib., Staten Island, New York
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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"Sarason challenges educators to understand that to continue to struggle for 'power over' rather than `power with' overlooks the mutual interest of all parties that will stifle any real progress in education reform. In a classroom utilizing effective teaching practices students would respond to the question, `How do you rate this book?' with all thumbs up."