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Former public school teacher Patrick Zimmerman continues discussing his alternative teaching methods for childhood education in low-income and underrepresented communities in Chicago. Zimmerman discusses how the scientific emphasis of schooling today is stifling a child’s success in the classroom and calls instead for a balance between a scientific approach and a free-school approach.
Educators Orletta Ryan and Mary Frances Greene, along with school children Karen and Lucille speak to the different experiences they have in their roles at school; part 2.
Kohl Education Award winner Nadia Barova discusses childhood education and the similarities and differences between education in America and the Soviet Union.
Part 2 of a series sponsored by the national conference of Christians and Jews. Includes "Rearing the Child of Good Will" and "The Child and the Changing World." Mrs. Bailey Bishop and Ms. Neisser discuss the importance of an open mind and a accepting environment in education and at home, and how this helps the children to accept change as it happens.
Part 1 of a series sponsored by the national conference of Christians and Jews Titles discussed include "Rearing the Child of Good Will" and "The Child and the Changing World." Includes interviews of Mrs. Bailey Bishop and Edith Neisser. They discuss the importance of an open mind and accepting environment in education and at home, and how this helps the children to accept change as it happens. Excerpt of "Jimmy" discussing his feelings about school (unsure of record number the quote comes from).
Discussing the book, "The Night Is Dark and I Am Far from Home," about improving education and innovation in teaching methods,and interviewing the author, Jonathan Kozol.
Discussing the concept of DISTAR (Direct Instructional System for Teaching and Remediation) program, the use of phonics to teach children to read, and interviewing Joe Rosen, Betsy Clayton, and Jim First.