Review of Romances with schools: A life of education

Robbin Riedy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/er.v24.2250

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Romances with Schools; A Life of Education

Author: John I. Goodlad
Contributor: Stephen J. Goodlad
Abstract: John I. Goodlad has been an unflagging voice for humanistic ideals in education for more than six decades and has helped reframe the modern discourse on the role and function of schools. For Goodlad the goal of public education is to help children become free and full participants in a democratic society by instilling them with a love of learning and a sense of civic responsibility—goals that are incompatible with our present system of schooling that teaches to standardized tests. In Romances with Schools, John Goodlad steps out from behind the public persona of distinguished scholar and advocate for public schooling to offer a moving personal account of a life devoted to educating the young. He deftly interweaves fascinating personal details with reflections on many of the larger issues in education that he has explored throughout his career. 


Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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Education Review / Reseñas Educativas

A multi-lingual journal of book reviews

ISSN: 1094-5296