Most widely held works about Jonathan Kozol
Most widely held works by Jonathan Kozol
Savage inequalities : children in America's schools by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
20 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,770 libraries worldwide
Includes case studies of public schools in six cities.
Rachel and her children : homeless families in America by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 3,369 libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of homeless Americans and their struggle for survival. Examines the lack of affordable housing, the conditions of "temporary" housing funded by city governments, and the crimes that men, women, and children resort to in order to eat or survive.
Amazing grace : the lives of children and the conscience of a nation by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,080 libraries worldwide
Amazing Grace is a book about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district of our nation. Without rhetoric, but drawing extensively upon the words of children, parents, and priests, this book does not romanticize or soften the effects of violence and sickness. One fourth of the child-bearing women in the neighborhoods where these children live test positive for HIV. Pediatric AIDS, life-consuming fires, and gang rivalries take a high toll. Several children die during the year in which this narrative takes place. Although it is a gently written work, Amazing Grace makes clear that the postmodern ghetto of America is not a social accident but is created and sustained by greed, neglect, racism, and expedience. It asks us questions that are, at once, political and theological. What is the value of a child's life? What exactly do we plan to do with those whom we appear to have defined as economically and humanly superfluous? How tough do we dare to be?
Illiterate America by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,887 libraries worldwide
Includes bibliographical references and index. Describes the economic and human costs of illiteracy using hard statistics and heartrending stories.
Death at an early age; the destruction of the hearts and minds of Negro children in the Boston public schools by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
23 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 2,685 libraries worldwide
The story of the year the author spent teaching in a predominantly black school in Boston.
The shame of the nation : the restoration of apartheid schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 2,661 libraries worldwide
"This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable." Visiting nearly 60 public schools, Kozol finds that conditions have grown worse for inner-city children in the 15 years since federal courts began dismantling the landmark 1954 ruling in Brown v. Board of Education. First, the segregation of black children is at a level not seen since 1968. Few of these students know any white children. Second, discipline modeled on methods traditionally used in prisons is targeted at black and Hispanic children. And third, liberal education in our inner-city schools has been increasingly replaced by culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction. Kozol pays tribute to those undefeated educators who persist against the odds, and offers a humane, dramatic challenge to our nation to fulfill at last the promise made some 50 years ago to all our youngest citizens.--From publisher description.
Ordinary resurrections : children in the years of hope by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 2,178 libraries worldwide
"In a stirring departure from his earlier work, Jonathan Kozol has written his most personal and hopeful book to date, an energized and unexpected answer to the bleakness of Death at an Early Age, the classic that he published more than 30 years ago.".
Letters to a young teacher by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Korean and held by 1,744 libraries worldwide
In the form of a series of affectionate letters to a first grade teacher at an inner-city school, educator Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under her irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools. This book reignites a number of the controversial issues Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago. But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.--From publisher description.
The night is dark and I am far from home by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
33 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
Free schools by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and German and held by 1,544 libraries worldwide
On being a teacher by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,506 libraries worldwide
Offers a critique of the roles of teachers in America's public school system, outlining an approach to education based on such values as fairness, truth, and integrity that teaches students the importance of living constructively in the outside world.
Prisoners of silence : breaking the bonds of adult illiteracy in the United States by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
Children of the revolution : a Yankee teacher in the Cuban schools by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
10 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
Alternative schools : a guide for educators and parents by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
The shame of the nation [the restoration of apartheid schooling in America by Jonathan Kozol ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
An analysis of urban education argues that conditions have worsened for inner-city children, looking at how liberal education is being replaced by high-stakes testing procedures, culturally barren and robotic methods of instruction, and harsh discipline.
The fume of poppies by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
6 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and Danish and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Unequal education ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Focuses on inequality in the education available in rich and poor New York neighborhood schools. A group of four recently graduated high school students produced and reported this segment. Also includes a discussion between Jonathan Kozol and John Chubb on school vouchers.
Ordinary resurrections by Jonathan Kozol ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Unlike his previous books, Kozol presents this as almost entirely a narrative. Described are the children of New York's South Bronx, in their struggles and unlikely triumphs in one of the most impoverished urban neighborhoods. Seen are dedicated and inspired teachers in an underfunded but upbeat public elementary school, and we meet the parents and religious figures in the children's lives at St. Ann's Church.
School, the story of American public education. 4, The bottom line in education, 1980 to the present ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
A four part documentary on the history of public education in the United States. Part 4: in 1983, the Reagan Administration's report, A Nation at Risk, shattered public confidence in America's school system and sparked a new wave of education reform -- all with the goal of tough new academic standards. This program explores such educational innovations as vouchers, charter schools, home schooling and privatization as challenges to the historical concept of a common school.
Amazing grace by Jonathan Kozol ( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"Amazing Grace" is a book about about the hearts of children who grow up in the South Bronx - the poorest congressional district of our nation. The children we meet through the deepening friendships that evolve between Janathan Kozol and their families defy the stereotypes of urban youth too frequently presented on TV and in newspapers ...
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