The Good High School
Portraits of Character and Culture
By (author) Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
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Good High School by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Book DescriptionWhat makes a good school? A prominent Harvard educator looks for the answers in six schools that have earned reputations for excellence: George Washington Carver High School in Atlanta; John F. Kennedy High School in the Bronx, New York; Highland Park High School near Chicago; Bookline High School in Brookline, Massachusetts; St. Paul's in Concord, New Hampshire; and the Milton Academy, near Boston.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465026968
(204mm x 127mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 6-Aug-1985
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Third Chapter, Paperback / softback (February 2010)
Renowned sociologist Lawrence-Lightfoot challenges the still-prevailing and anachronistic images of aging by documenting and revealing how the years between 50 and 75 may, in fact, be the most transformative and generative time in a person's life.
Art and Science of Portraiture, Paperback (October 2002)» View all books by Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Illuminates the origins, purposes, and features of portraiture, a method of inquiry that shares some of the features of other qualitative research methods such as ethnography, case study, and narrative placing it within the larger discourse on social science inquiry and mapping it onto the broader terrain of qualitative research.
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Author Biography - Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot is Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and MacArthur genius award winner. (A named chair was created this spring in her honor.) She is the author of The Good High School (Basic), Balm in Gilead (AWL and Penguin), and I've Known Rivers (AWL and Penguin). Each of these books, as well as Respect, uses a vivid technique of portraiture, for which she has become known both to scholars and devoted readers.
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