Failing at school : lessons for redesigning urban high schools
- Camille A. Farrington.
- New York, NY : Teachers College Press, 
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- xiv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Series on school reform.
Education Library (Cubberley)
LC5131 .F35 2014
- Unknown LC5131 .F35 2014
- Farrington, Camille A., author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-179) and index.
- Part I. Reflecting
- Introduction : failure in urban American high schools
- ch. 1. What we see versus what we seek : faces of failure in urban high schools
- ch. 2. How we got here : tracing the origins of high school failure
- ch. 3. What we now know about learning
- Part II. Studying failure
- ch. 4. Looking closely at failure : fourteen students in three urban high schools
- ch. 5. 10,000 ways that won't work : the frustration of academic failure
- ch. 6. Falling into an abyss : the role of grading in student failure
- ch. 7. Credits are no joke : remediation and recovery structures across three schools
- ch. 8. Teacher practices that support student effort
- Part III. Going forward
- ch. 9. Motivation, capacity, comopetence, opportunity : redesigning urban high schools for student success.
- Publisher's Summary
- About half of all incoming ninth graders in urban districts will fail classes and drop out of school without a diploma. Failing at School starts with the premise that urban American high schools generate such widespread student failure not because of some fault of the students who attend them but because high schools were designed to stratify achievement and let only the top performers advance to higher levels of education. This is particularly true for low-income, racial/ethnic minority students. To get different results, Farrington proposes fundamental changes based on what we now know about how students learn, what motivates them to engage in learning, and what kinds of educational systems and structures would best support their learning.
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