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452 pages ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- The state of deeper learning in American high schools -- The progressive frontier: project-based learning -- No excuses schools: benefits and tradeoffs -- International baccalaureate: a system for deeper learning? -- The comprehensive high school: performance versus learning -- Deeper learning at the margins: why the periphery is often more vital than the core -- Deeper teaching: rigor, joy and apprenticeship -- Mastery, identity, creativity, and the future of schooling.
An award-winning professor and an accomplished educator, Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine take us beyond the hype of reform and inside some of America's most innovative classrooms to show what is working--and what isn't. In a world where test scores have been king, this boldly humanistic book offers a rich account of what education can be at its best.-- Provided by publisher.