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Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School 0th Edition
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Walter Annenberg, a media mogul whose controversial dealings made him one of the richest men in the world (he purchased the last Van Gogh ever auctioned), in the late 1980's, funded the education department at Brown University with the largest grant ever awarded to an academic institution in America. Say what you will about Ted Sizer. He succeeded where most academics fail miserably. He procured enough money to research education for many, many lifetimes. The first fruits of this research are embodied in the trilogy which begins with Horace's Compromise.
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I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to get into the teaching profession. A student in an introductory education class would be a good audience. This would give them a picture of high school from a non-student glance, which they often won't encounter until several semesters into their undergraduate career. This way they have a better idea of what to expect when they complete a practicum or student teaching experience.
Veteran teachers would also benefit from reading this book. It is easy to get caught up in curriculum and forget that there are teenagers in the room. Their needs are often forgotten. This book is a good reminder of "the other side of the story". This book was a good reminder of what is really going on in high school classrooms.
Anyone who works in a school, but may not have been in a classroom for a while should also read this book. Again, it is a good reminder of what teachers and students are experiencing on a daily basis.
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This first of Sizer's Horace trilogy is a must read for those interented in high school reform. Based on years fo field research Sizer, through his composite teacher, describes how... Read morePublished on December 7, 2004 by Nicholas
I thought this book was very intresting. I would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about teaching high school. Read morePublished on November 29, 1999 by rebecca cleaveland
I am a college student majoring in education. I chose to read the book Horace's Compromise for my education class. Read morePublished on November 29, 1999 by rebecca cleaveland
The reason I liked the book is because you get to see what school is like more through the childrens eyes. Read morePublished on November 23, 1999
This book gave good ideas for helping adolescents with various problems. To me, I have already been in most of the situations that are described in the book and it was boring to... Read morePublished on August 4, 1999