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Greer, Colin

Overview
Works: 24 works in 112 publications in 3 languages and 5,999 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PN6014, 371.010973
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Most widely held works by Colin Greer
The great school legend; a revisionist interpretation of American public education by Colin Greer( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American schools have been credited with building American democracy. This is a myth which has been largely responsible for the resistance of today's schools to needed change. Exposing this myth are records of several major urban school systems which show the high rate of school failure among the urban poor since before 1900. These statistics have been ignored in the past in favor of maintaining the American dream, and they are particularly significant and relevant for today's largely black urban poor, who are held responsible for failing to make the same good use of the schools their predecessors did. While professing to ameliorate society's ills, the American school system has always been conservative and reflexive, serving only to maintain the status quo of American institutions under the guise of progressivism, liberalism and reformism. If the American school system is truly to help the poor and disadvantaged and act as a democratizing agent, and thus facilitate social change, it must first reexamine the historical analysis of American education with a radical rethinking of our contemporary social crisis. (Sb)
A call to character : a family treasury : of stories, poems, plays, proverbs, and fables to guide the development of values for you and your children by Colin Greer( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 2000 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A varied collection of readings with selections from novels and short stories to plays and poetry
Divided society; the ethnic experience in America by Colin Greer( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After deschooling, what? by Alan Gartner( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes ten articles. In the first, "After Deschooling, What?" Ivan Illich goes beyond his argument for deschooling, to the beginning of some thoughts about what society and education might look like following it. The remaining nine articles contain the reactions of a number of serious and active educators to the Illich article. They each found the concept of deschooling useful as a framework for summarizing the problems of traditional education. But they differed on the degree to which Illich was useful and/or sensible outside the context of his critique. These articles are: "Toward a Political Economy of Education: a Radical Critique of Ivan Illich's 'Deschooling Society,'" Herbert Gintis; "All Schooled Up," Colin Greer; "Taking Illich Seriously," Sumner M. Rosen;"After Illich, What?" Judson Jerome; "The Case for Schooling America," Arthur Pearl; "Need for a Risk Quotient," Roy P. Fairfield; "And It Still Is News," Maxine Green; "My Ivan Illich Problem" Neil Postman; and, "After Deschooling, Free Learning," Ronald Gross. (Author/JM)
Beyond Reagan : alternatives for the '80s by Alan Gartner( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of education: dissenting views by James J Shields( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Reagan is doing to us( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new assault on equality : IQ and social stratification by Alan Gartner( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book includes nine essays. In the Introduction: "The Lingering Infatuation with iq," the editors argue that since the iq test has again risen as an instrument of conservative policy, the test and the arguments built around it must be reexamined. Noam Chomsky criticizes the well-known "Atlantic" article, "iq" (September, 1971), in "The Fallacy of Richard Herrnstein's iq." In "Psychology's White Face," Ross A. Evans examines the major deficiencies in academic psychology as they relate to the black experience. Jerome Kagan examines the question of heritability in "What Is Intelligence?" In "Intro to Herrnstein 101" George Purvin combines his critique of Herrnstein's article with an account of his experiences in a class taught jointly by Herrnstein and Dr. Roger Brown at Harvard. David C. McClelland, in "Test for Competence Rather Than for 'Intelligence,'" reviews the criticisms that have been made of intelligence testing, focusing on the use of predictions of grades in school to validate intelligence tests, the role of abilities tapped by intelligence tests in determining job success, and the role of power in controlling life-outcome criteria; and suggests six alternatives. Stanley Aronowitz examines the role of social structure and dynamics in the perpetuation of intelligence testing in "The Trap of Environmentalism." Frank Riessman, in "The Hidden iq," discusses the influence of the testing situation on the determination of intelligence test scores. (Author/JM)
What Nixon is doing to us by Alan Gartner( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer education in the human services by Alan Gartner( Book )

9 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer Education in the Human Services: A Social Policy Book focuses on the trends in consumer education and inclusion of the human services sector, aside from budgeting and purchase of goods, among the considerations in consumer education
The solution as part of the problem; urban education reform in the 1960s by Colin Greer( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plain truth of things : a treasury: the role of values in a complex world by Colin Greer( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A call to character : [a family treasury of stories, poems, plays, proverbs, and fables to guide the development of values for you and your children]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, poems, plays, proverbs and fables which sparks the moral imagination, and offers guidance in the development of values
Religious differences between artichokes : two plays by Colin Greer( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuevo ataque contra la igualdad de oportunidades : cociente intelectual y estratificacioĢn social( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principal as educator; the Finley School/New York City by Colin Greer( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great school legends by Colin Greer( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descolarizzare, e poi? : contro l'abuso conservatore del concetto di descolarizzazione by Ivan Illich( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post frontier education by Colin Greer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth "R": art for the urban school by Stewart Kranz( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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