Brave New Schools

Jim Cummins, Author, Dennis Sayers, Author, Dennis Sayers, Joint Author Palgrave MacMillan $65 (384p) ISBN 978-0-312-12669-8
Declaring that McLuhan's ``global village'' is upon us, the authors of this discerning report describe a revolutionary pedagogy that is already having widespread impact in the classroom of the Internet. They advocate ``long-distance teaching partnerships across cultures'' that will take advantage of the latest technology to promote academic achievement. Their prescription for educational reform, they claim, encourages student sensitivity to a variety of cultural perspectives. The eight models viewed here focus on two active networks and portray students in pursuit of knowledge as ``border crossers'' in a multicultural environment. Educators are challenged by these findings to harness technology to address school reform. Part two, about half the book, is a guide to the Internet for parents and teachers. It includes a 100-page list of Internet resources. Cummins is professor of modern languages at the Ontario Institute in Toronto; Sayers directs the bilingual education program at New York University. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 09/18/1995
Release date: 10/01/1995
Genre: Nonfiction
Hardcover - 374 pages - 978-0-7744-0430-3
Paperback - 386 pages - 978-0-312-16358-7
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