- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development; 51333rd edition (September 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0871209713
- ISBN-13: 978-0871209719
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business 51333rd Edition
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Littky, after thirty or more years of work in public schools as a principal has turned the old philosophy out the door. His objective is to lead children to love learning and that leads to radically different kinds of schools. In his schools parents are closely involved with the work in every way. Students and teachers work in small groups focusing on projects that cultivate the interests and the skills of the students. School bells do not ring interrupting the process of learning. Students open themselves to the learning process, develop confidence and the needed basic skills of writing and mathematics in the process of doing the projects that fascinate them. Learning becomes joyful. Teachers then become not loaders of information but leaders, fellow learners, who help the child develop the information necessary to the learning process. And, yes, to do this schools must be smaller than we have come to make them in the last fifty years. Huge consolidated, impersonal schools have failed. Littky demonstrates how much more effective small schools are at every level.Read more ›
The book is based on Littky's experience, so it is not focused on research, statistics or data, but rather his own insights. Overall, it offers a great picture of Littky's educational endeavors without being self-promoting or nit-picky.
I would highly recommend this book to any parent, teacher or administrator that wants to begin on the path to get their child or student excited about their own education.
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This book really came in handy for my class, thank you.Published 2 months ago by Juan Carlos Garate
Love this book! Shift in education discourse, practical stories and all around inspiring for educators.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like his ideals and goals, and through the book it is obvious he has had success in implementing his vision. Read morePublished 19 months ago by mc
My education bible. Love this man. Love this book. TransformationalPublished 23 months ago by Macash
If you are interested in changing traditional education frameworks and are looking for insight, guidance, and support - this book will become a best friend!Published 24 months ago by Cesar Guillen
Clearly explains what big picture learning is all about. Easily accessible to any reader.Published on July 7, 2014 by Jean McLeod