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Fantini, Mario D.

Works: 53 works in 164 publications in 4 languages and 7,875 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LA217, 370.973
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Most widely held works by Mario D Fantini
Toward humanistic education; a curriculum of affect by Elementary School Teaching Project( Book )

16 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword / Edward J. Meade Jr. -- Introduction -- Affect and Learning -- A Model for Developing a Curriculum of Affect -- Identity Education -- Three Diagnostic Techniques -- Integrating Concerns, Thought, and Action : "The Trumpet"--Games -- Some Reactions to a Curriculum of Affect -- Postscript
The disadvantaged : challenge to education by Mario D Fantini( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The general perspective suggested by this paper is for the states to capitalize on the "new" educational money made available to them by Federal legislation to adopt a strategy for reforming its schools which includes (1) using the problem of the disadvantaged as the means for initiating widespread reform for all children, and (2) making institutional change the general criterion for investing any new money into education. From this vantage point the paper describes the educational and structural changes which would make the schools consonant with a dynamic contemporary society and which would provide a system of universal education from preschool through college. Discussed are such issues as (1) the organizational and bureaucratic rigidity of the most school systems, (2) the irrelevant curriculum which does not consider the concerns of the students nor their career development, (3) the educational manpower needs which can be partially met by nonprofessional aides, (4) the improvement of urban teacher preparation, and (5) the problem of segregation, desegregation, and integration. Recommendations for institutional change are included. (Nh)
Education in school and nonschool settings by National Society for the Study of Education( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternative education : a source book for parents, teachers, students, and administrators by Mario D Fantini( Book )

8 editions published in 1976 in English and French and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community control and the urban school by Mario D Fantini( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parenting in a multicultural society( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public schools of choice by Mario D Fantini( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decentralization: achieving reform by Mario D Fantini( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demands for urban decentralization and community control are indexes of the inaccessibility, irresponsibility, and unresponsiveness of the institutions of urban government in the 1970'S. How and why these institutions have become the focus of such widespread dissatisfaction can be understood only in the total context of urban politics in America, particularly those of the last several decades. Some view decentralization simply as an administrative device. Others insist that decentralization plans embody a design for meaningful shifts in power from central agencies to local communities. The concern here is primarily with the larger cities and relates to the latter conception of decentralization. All the efforts at school reform over the last two decades have suffered from the same malaise--they sought fundamental institutional change in a system that has become so resistant to change that it sees every action as a threat to established power. As dissatisfaction becomes more acute, the tendency has been to bow out of the system rather than to battle with it. If the evidence of the vital role of teacher and student attitudes as the major input to educational output is seriously regarded, minimal programs and/or central system adjustments can never work. Long-range programs and more selective staff recruitment are essential. (Author/JM)
Making urban schools work; social realities and the urban school by Mario D Fantini( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing education for tomorrow's cities by Mario D Fantini( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is designed to provide not so much a blueprint of specification as a framework that will enable communities to identify the kind of educational system that they believe is most relevant to their needs. The development of new communities, such as Fort Lincoln, Washington, D.C., provides an opportunity for a major new approach to the problems facing education. Here, there are no constraints in terms of existing school buildings or an existing bureaucracy. A total new system can be conceptualized. The operation of the system would have some common elements with that of a strategy for model subsystems. For instance, the Fort Lincoln system would be under the District of Columbia Board of Education, which would supervise the almost autonomous system through a newly created Special Projects Division, an organizational innovation in which the larger system increases its capacity for facilitating and coordinating the development of various subsystems. The Fort Lincoln educational system would serve as a proving ground for programs that will be fed back to revitalize and renovate larger systems. Such a strategy provides an opportunity to produce an educational system to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century as well as the urgent needs of society today. (Author/JM)
Regaining excellence in education by Mario D Fantini( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics of table of contents: Defining Excellence; School Reformation Studies; Restructuring; Modernization; the Principal; the Superintendent; School Boards; Teachers; Curriculum; Performance standards and goals; etc
What's best for the children by Mario D Fantini( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Japanese and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people and their schools : community participation by Mario D Fantini( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper focuses on four participants in the public schools: parents, students, teachers, and administrators. These parties make up the key school community. This discussion highlights the rights and responsibilities of each of these major groups, especially in the curriculum, budget, and personnel areas of educational organization. In order to provide perspective, the discussion begins with the broader relationship of the school to the public community. This broad framework also emphasizes the emerging roles of the four participants as they deal with the dramatic changes that have taken place in society and that impinge on the school. After an extensive discussion of the problems associated with public participation in the schools, the subject changes to the solutions that are possible. Emphasis is placed on educational alternatives that allow the key participants to be involved in the governance of the schools and that allow each parent, each student, and each teacher to choose the type of educational environment to which he or she is attracted. In this way each participant controls his choice; no type of education is imposed on anyone. (Author/IRT)
The reform of urban schools by Mario D Fantini( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a contact curriculum by Mario D Fantini( Book )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schools in transition; highlights. Theme: Escuelas del mañana retos y problemas by Conference on Education( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schools within schools : an answer to the public school dilemma by Clement A Seldin( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the findings of a study on schools within schools are described. The professional research and literature on alternative public education, with a focus on schools within schools, is explored. Based on the research, a list of elements characteristic to and useful for the implementation and perpetuation of optional alternative programs is compiled. Using this list, the evolution of an open alternative in Boston's Parmenter Elementary School is examined. Ten essential elements of Schools Within Schools are defined and four primary factors for successful programs are established: (1) all programs within a school must be viewed as legitimate educational environments; (2) the principal and faculty are prime facilitators of this desired perception; (3) a shared decision-making approach is appropriate to develop and operate an optional alternative; (4) administrators must be aware of the possibility and potential dangers of unintentional segregation by socioeconomic level, race, religion, etc. Recommendations are made for further research. A lengthy bibliography is included. (Author/WI)
La enseñanza por el afecto : vida emocional y aprendizaje by Gerald Weinstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking of alternative education. by Mario D Fantini( Recording )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantini sketches the past, present, and future of alternative schooling in the United States
Taking advantage of the disadvantaged by Mario D Fantini( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of the effective development of educational programs for the educationally disadvantaged is discussed. Salient points for the revitalization of American education are presented, including the major thesis that all American children are educationally disadvantaged. To improve the education of disadvantaged children, the educational process is examined. Major suggestions include parent-teacher participation in curriculum planning, a total educational program encompassing early childhood through college, the development of curricula relevant to the learner's environment, and school oriented diagnostic procedures to determine individual program requirements. Implications for the use of computers in future educational systems are presented. (Jm)
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Fantini, Mario 1927-1989

ファンティニ, マリオ・D