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36 Children
36 Children
Author: Herbert Kohl
ISBN-13: 9780452264632
ISBN-10: 0452264634
Publication Date: 9/1/1988
Pages: 224
Rating:
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2.8 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Plume Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Back Cover: This is the remarkable true account of an innovative and open-minded young teacher's year with a Harlem sixth-grade class. Herbert Kohl's shocking revelations and insightful solutions to the problems of an urban school shook the foundations of education. He was warned that his students were unmanageable and unteachable, and at best he could hope to prevent them from hurting each other. And yet, as he closely observed and listened to his students he discovered they were as concerned as he to make the class work. With the atmosphere of trust that he created, the classroom became a sanctuary that allowed th students to confront the poverty and violence of their everyday lives and discover the possibilities of a world beyond Harlem.
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This is a fairly old version - 70s or 80s printing, However, it is in good shape and is complete.