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Inside Today’s Elementary Schools

A Psychologist’s Perspective

Authors: Dillon, James

  • Reveals the most pressing issues that schools face and parents may not be aware of
    Presents concrete ways to improve schooling and student engagement on a large scale
    Includes advice for parents and other stakeholders to combat the outlined issues in their communities

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  • Due: November 9, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23347-1
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About this book

This book takes readers on a tour of a day in the life of a public elementary school in an effort to give parents and other stakeholders a sense of the realities of the classroom. The tour reveals ten worrisome things about today’s schools and considers what to do about them. Dillon emphasizes the need for future schools to be places filled with adventure and high purpose, with classrooms small enough to waste only a minimum of time. They should be free from stifling levels of bureaucracy, supervised by rotating teacher administrators rather than career managers. The book asserts that schools should be staffed by scholarly and engaged teaching professionals dedicated to helping students live a healthy adult life in a democracy rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all, furiously assessed college prep curriculum on everyone. In all, Dillon argues, schools should be places with classrooms of narrow ability ranges dedicated to teaching a coherent curriculum, all in a context of full buy-in and support from students’ families. Let’s go inside today’s elementary schools.

About the authors

James J. Dillon, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of West Georgia, USA. He is a graduate of Clark University, a certified public elementary school teacher, and author of Partnerships in Research, Clinical, and Educational Settings (2000) and Teaching Psychology and the Socratic Method (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016).

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: November 9, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23347-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: October 12, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23346-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inside Today’s Elementary Schools
Book Subtitle
A Psychologist’s Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23347-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23347-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-23346-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 265
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