Correcting America's Shame: The Failure of Public Education (Paperback)
In this, his second book, Correcting America's Shame: The Failure of Public Education, Dr. Steven Harlem details the crass indifference to providing equal educational opportunities to the underclasses leading to increased poverty, despair, helplessness, violence, and a plethora of social ills. Drawing upon a rich personal teaching history, he offers significant, innovative, and far-reaching pedagogical reforms that brought him national attention. From addressing infancy through the high school years, strategies and techniques are presented that embrace the unique and the sensitive in all students in an accepting atmosphere that relates to the socioeconomic life of the learner while de-emphasizing adherence to routine. Dr. Harlem concludes by also addressing his concerns for the teacher and teacher education, as well as the training and responsibilities of school administrators; the focus always on obtaining the desired reforms and ultimately on parity in public education.