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  • The Teacher's Attention: Why Our Kids Must and Can Get Smaller Schools and Classes
  • Garrett Delavan
  • 2009
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  • Published by: Temple University Press
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The Teacher’s Attention is a fresh take on relationships in schools. Looking beyond our obsession with raising test scores, this book recognizes that education is a key partner in raising children. Garrett Delavan contends that allowing students, educators and parents to navigate a smaller number of relationships—a concept he calls "relationship load"—provides many benefits, including a better chance at achieving equal access to a good education for all children.

Delavan shows how class size, school size, and longer-term student-teacher relationships are all equally critical components for educating our children ethically and successfully. After examining these proposed reforms in detail, Delavan also considers counterarguments and provides a detailed projection of costs and savings, putting to rest the assumption that smaller classes and smaller schools are necessarily more expensive. Finally, the book discusses possible steps toward implementation, showing how the author's proposed reforms are remarkably practical.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. 1 First and Foremost
  2. pp. 1-39
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  1. 2 Getting the Crisis Right
  2. pp. 40-53
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  1. 3 The Racial Relationship Gap
  2. pp. 54-60
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  1. 4 Defining the Harm: Adult Attention Deficit
  2. pp. 61-77
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  1. 5 The Four- Piece Relationship Load Solution
  2. pp. 78-102
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  1. 6 The Core of the Relationship Load Effect
  2. pp. 103-115
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  1. 7 The Counterarguments
  2. pp. 116-126
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  1. 8 The Costs and Savings
  2. pp. 127-144
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  1. 9 Implementation at the School and District Levels
  2. pp. 145-162
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  1. 10 Implementation at the State and Federal Levels
  2. pp. 163-177
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  1. 11 Help from the Private Sector
  2. pp. 178-179
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  1. 12 Implementation at Kid Level
  2. pp. 180-184
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 185-187
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  1. Appendices
  2. pp. 189-196
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 197-201
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  1. References
  2. pp. 203-218
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 219-226
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781592138951
Related ISBN(s)
9781592138937, 9781592138944
MARC Record
OCLC
430950587
Pages
243
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No

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