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).
Educator and author Mike Rose discusses and reads from his book “Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America”. Rose focuses his discussion on public school educators that utilize innovative teaching methods to create inclusive environments for all students. Studs plays “Johnny Cuckoo” - Bessie Jones & Group (1961).
Interviewing Shelby Taylor, Paul Goren, Jean Tucker, Paul McCree from Metro High School in Chicago, Ill.
Lois Wille caused an uproar with the story she wrote for the Chicago Daily News, "Inside a Slum High School." According to Wille's investigation, a lack of money, over crowding of students, lights that don't work in the school and no books were among some of the problems that Wille found at Crane High School. Students also had a pessimistic view, explained Wille, as she found students didn't believe the teachers and counselors cared what theyd do after they got out of high school but they just wanted them to get out and leave Crane.
The Arts Lab Movement was created by Jim Haynes in 182 Drury Lane, London. Studs Terkel interviews Kelly Swenson and the kids.
The Arts Lab Movement was created by Jim Haynes in 182 Drury Lane, London. Studs Terkel interviews Kelly Swenson.
As part of an on-going series, Chicago Sun Times reporter, Judy Nichol and her colleagues went to various high schools in Chicago and the suburbs to talk to students about drugs in the high schools. Lane Tech seniors Jim and Kurt said the reason they got into doing drugs was because of their peers and because they wanted to be a part of the crowd.
Discussion of Division Street: America
Discussion of Division Street: America
Discussing the book, "Free schools," and interviewing the author Jonathan Kozol. Jonathon Kozol also discusses education. Includes interview clip of Kermit Eby.
With his book, "Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools," Jonathan Kozol spent time in six different schools and concluded that the school systems are no better off than 20 years ago. Kozol learned from the Black school children that they don't matter. One young boy said he goes to an old and decrepit school because he's seen as ugly.
Studs has a spirited discussion with Jonathan Kozol who shares his adventures and learnings in Cuba that formed the basis of his book "Children of the Revolution: A Yankee Teacher in the Cuban Schools." Kozol explains the ambitious Cuban Literacy Campaign begun in the 1960s that aimed to educate the entire population, tells of children teaching adults in remote villages by lantern light, and the unity and national pride that resulted. He and Studs explore the idea of generative words in literacy education and contemplate Kozol's hope to adapt a similar approach to American education.
John T. Scopes was a young teacher who taught biology. He was arrested because in Tennessee, no theory of the origin of man could be taught in schools. Clarence Darrow, an attorney from Chicago, defended Scopes in the "Scopes Monkey Trial" of 1925. Scopes was found guilty and was fined $100.
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.