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Gross, Ronald

Works: 88 works in 312 publications in 2 languages and 13,542 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publisher, Redactor
Classifications: LC32, 370.973
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Most widely held works about Ronald Gross
Most widely held works by Ronald Gross
Radical school reform by Béatrice Gross( Book )

28 editions published between 1969 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the nature of the school crisis and the ways in which radical thinkers and educators are dealing with it. Excerpts from the writings of Jonathan Kozol, John Holt, Kenneth Clark, and others are concerned with the realities of education in ghettos and suburbs. Paul Goodman, Marshall McLuhan, Sylvia Ashton-Warner, and others raise basic questions about the role of the school in modern society, and discuss new directions for ghetto education, community-run schools, student freedom and participation, and relevant curricula. Almost half the book consists of firsthand reports of radical school reform in practice from Summerhill to Harlem. Among the contributors to this section are Joseph Featherstone, George Dennison, Herbert Kohl, and Omar Khayyam Moore. (Aj)
The Children's rights movement : overcoming the oppression of young people( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great school debate : which way for American education? by Beatrice Gross( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors of "Radical School Reform" offers a timely overview of the status of and controversies, issues, and trends in American educational systems
The lifelong learner by Ronald Gross( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed to provide a general guide and stimuli for lifelong learning, this book examines all the positive factors of independent study. Lifelong learning is defined as self-directed growth free from the traditional schooling procedures. Chapters discuss the following: the lifelong learner; profiles of such learners in action; how to be self-directed; how to learn; the "Invisible University"; and what basic books to read to start a learning experience. Presented are case studies of such typical people as Tillie Lewis, who learned to grow pomodoro tomatoes in California when most thought it impossible, to famous self-taught individuals like Malcolm x, who acquired his education while serving time in the Norfolk Prison Colony. The Invisible University is a term constructed by the author to represent the wealth of new and informal arenas for learning: learning exchanges, educational brokers, networks of amateur scholars, libraries, television and many others. Self-education is promoted not only for the individual benefits but also for the social implications of creating a society of free, lifelong learners. A basic bookshelf list is given to help the individual become acquainted with the possibilities within each person to become an independent learner. Included are such books as: Gail Sheehy's "Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life" (1976); Ari Kiev's "a Strategy for Daily Living" (1973); Allen Tough's "The Adult's Learning Projects" (1971); and Carlos Castaneda's "The Teachings of Don Juan" (1969). (lc)
The independent scholar's handbook by Ronald Gross( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and Japanese and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school by Ronald Gross( Book )

5 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new professionals by Ronald Gross( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A national movement of new professionals is growing in America; major professions such as medicine, law, religion, education, politics, and business are being radically changed. United by a network of publications and new organizations, the movement is devoted to social change, client control, and anticredentialism. It is geared to: professionals serving the people, especially the poor; concern with constructive social change rather than careers and money-making; transforming the shape of the bureaucracies and professions controlling power. Young college gaduates, driven by a new social conscience and by impulses toward more job satisfaction, are not settling easily into established, institutionalized career patterns. The book offers the vicarious experience of reading about people pursuing, in a humane and authentic way, some major professions. Eleven chapters written by active, new professionals relate ideas from the viewpoint of intellectual, professor, scientist, doctor, lawyer, clergyman, political activist, journalist, teacher, businessman, and engineer. One chapter deals with deprofessionalization and the effect of paraprofessionals while another chapter pertains to demasculinization of the professions. It is a book for young people looking ahead to their work lives and for established professionals seeking a new orientation. (Ea)
The teacher and the taught : education in theory and practice from Plato to James B. Conant by Ronald Gross( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revolution in the schools by Ronald Gross( Book )

12 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will it grow in a classroom? by Béatrice Gross( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on personal experiences and insights, this book was written by teachers about teaching. Topics discussed include the teacher's self concept, treating children as individuals, teaching topics worth learning, and the teacher's role in educational innovations. A special bibliography of books and articles written by teachers for teachers is included. (Sbt)
The New old : struggling for decent aging( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open poetry; four anthologies of expanded poems by Ronald Gross( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peak learning : a master course in learning how to learn by Ronald Gross( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational change and architectural consequences; a report on facilities for individualized instruction by Ronald Gross( Book )

16 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invitation to lifelong learning by Ronald Gross( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anthology of readings, 28 scholars and educators consider the theoretical and practical forces that shape the concept of lifelong learning. After Ronald Gross's introduction, the first section begins its consideration of the Western tradition in adult learning with Plato's metaphor of the cave and includes Pico della Mirandola's essay on individual development, Benjamin Franklin's brief description of the founding of the experimental "Junto," and Robert McClintock's affirmation of a lifelong course of study. In Part ii, Margaret Mead, Mortimer Adler, Paulo Freire, Eduard C. Lindeman, and Fred Harrington discuss lifelong learning as a contemporary imperative, underscoring the lateral transmission of knowledge, the benefits that maturity bring to learning, and American achievements in adult education. Leaders in the field of adult education, including Cyril Houle, Malcolm Knowles, Allen Tough, Carol Aslanian and Henry Brickell, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, identify types of lifelong learners, consider the education of adults, stages in adult lives, and the role of learning for adults. In Part iv, practices in the field of adult education are considered by Samuel Brightman, Frank Adams, Carl Rogers, Jerold Apps, and Patricia Cross. The book concludes with a series of articles on the future learning world by James Botkin, Mahdi Elmandjra, and Mircea Malitza; Frank Spikes; a group of adult educators convened by Basic Choices; Buckminster Fuller; and Kenneth Boulding. (Ayc)
Pop poems by Ronald Gross( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning by television by Judith Murphy( Book )

8 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of its proved effectiveness, instructional television (itv) has not realized its full potential as a teaching medium. The authors review the history of itv, pointing out the reasons for its past failure and enumerating those factors which may lead to the fulfillment of its promise. Free copies of this document are also avaialable from the fund for the advancement of education, 477 madison avenue, new york, new york 10022. (ad)
Peak learning : how to create your own lifelong education program for personal enlightenment and professional success by Ronald Gross( Book )

11 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to find a personal learning style, break through personal learning blocks, and mobilize one's critical and creative powers
Diversity in higher education : reform in the colleges by Ronald Gross( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Methods and implications of various reforms in higher education are assessed. Such concepts as individualization, new roles for the teacher, the learning contract, the planning portfolio, and other wide-ranging resources for learning are discussed. Specific implications include: (1) the existence of more options and possibilities for students graduating from open high school programs; (2) the loosening of traditional requirements for college entrance; (3) changes in the uninterrupted course through 16 or more years of schooling; (4) changes in the students themselves; E.G., more adult students; (5) the theoretical implication concerning the curriculum and trends supporting the concept of life-long education. It is concluded that as the style of pedagogy in higher learning changes, the teaching styles of the next generation of teachers will be affected. The future teachers will function also as guides, facilitators, and learning consultants. (Lbh)
Socrates' way : seven master keys to using your mind to the utmost by Ronald Gross( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates has inspired and guided the brightest men and women for more than two thousand years. Now you can make him your mentor-to strengthen your thinking, enrich your life, and reach your goals. In Socrates' Way, you meet Socrates face-to-face, hear his voice, and learn how he changes people's lives. The book provides step-by-step guidance on how to harness his methods to vastly enhance your own creativity and autonomy. Specifically, Socrates shares the seven keys to using one's mind to the utmost: Know thyself Grow with friends Ask great questions Strengthen your soul Verify everything Speak frankly Free your mind You will master the famed "Socratic Method" for getting to the root of any problem; launch one of Socrates' exhilarating "Dialogues" among your colleagues at work, as well as at home; and sharpen and enliven your thinking. In short, you will discover the Socratic spirit in you
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Peak learning : a master course in learning how to learn
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グロス, ロナルド

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