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Letters to a Yound Education Reformer

Frederick M. Hess (author)

ISBN: 9781682530238

Publication Date: Apr 2017

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

Inspired by his conversations with young, would-be reformers who are passionate about transforming education, the book offers a window into Frederick M. Hess's thinking about what education reform is and should be. Hess writes that ""reform is more a matter of how one thinks about school improvement than a recital of programs and policy proposals.
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In Letters to a Young Education Reformer, Frederick M. Hess distills knowledge from twenty-five years of working in and around school reform. Inspired by his conversations with young, would-be reformers who are passionate about transforming education, the book offers a window into Hess's thinking about what education reform is and should be.

Hess writes that "reform is more a matter of how one thinks about school improvement than a recital of programs and policy proposals." Through his essays, he explores a range of topics, including:
  • Talkers and Doers
  • The Temptations of Bureaucracy
  • The Value in Talking with Those Who Disagree
  • Why You Shouldn't Put Too Much Faith in Experts
  • Philanthropy and Its Discontents
  • The Problem with Passion

Hess offers personal impressions as well as lessons from notable mistakes he's observed with the hope that readers will benefit from his frustrations and realizations.

As the policy landscape continues to shift, Letters to a Young Education Reformer offers valuable, timely insights to any young person passionate about transforming education–and to not-so-young reformers who are inclined to reflect on their successes and failures.
Pages 224
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Apr 2017
Publisher Harvard Education Press
Series Educational Innovations Series
Subject/s Education  
Frederick M. Hess is the director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

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