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Sarason, Seymour Bernard 1919-2010

Overview
Works: 125 works in 771 publications in 4 languages and 30,769 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Autobiographies  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Seymour Bernard Sarason
Charter schools : another flawed educational reform? by Seymour Bernard Sarason( )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines why most charter schools will fail. It opens with a historical overview, describing the fate and significance of the precursor to charter schools: President Nixon's Experimental Schools Program. It then turns to the author's personal experiences in educational theory and practice, presenting and discussing the essential features and problems of the process whereby new settings come into existence. The book outlines a willing merger of two organizations seeking to create a new setting that will be better and stronger than a solo effort will allow, and it looks at charter schools in terms of the features common to the process of creating a setting. The volume examines charter schools in light of what is known about a new setting that has been comprehensively described: the Manhattan Project. It explores how charter schools create numerous stakeholders who are to have a role in education and looks at a new, non- traditional high school in Providence, Rhode Island, and its first year of operation, pausing to discuss those features that will determine the fate of new settings. Most charters, it concludes, will fail or fall short of their goals due to politics, resistance from vested interests, and ignorance of inevitable problems. (Contains 37 references.) (RJM)
Teaching as a performing art by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his most recent work and with his usual perceptiveness, Seymour Sarason probes the topic of teaching as a performing art. As always, Sarason's writing is rich with insight garnered from 45 years of teaching and a lifetime devotion to educational issues
Psychological problems in mental deficiency by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

48 editions published between 1940 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of the school and the problem of change by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

43 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de veranderingen in het onderwijs in de Verenigde Staten
Anxiety in elementary school children : a report of research by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

47 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a broad coverage of research methodology in the study of child development
How schools might be governed and why by Seymour Bernard Sarason( )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a critique of the current system of governance in public education. Chapters include: (1) "Statement of the Problem," which introduces the issues related to educational reform and provides some examples of previous successes and failures; (2) "The Non-Learning, Non-Self-Correcting System," in which the current system is described as not being capable of reform; (3) "The Context of Productive Learning," in which adults are held to be responsible for determining where the child is and reaching the child; (4) "The Governors: Teachers and Parents," with different recommendations for governance at each level of public education and an emphasis on responsibility being assigned to both parents and teachers for educational outcomes; (5) "Some Self-Correcting Features"; (6) "Are Principals Necessary?"; (7) "Redefining Resources"; (8) "Beyond the Classroom"; (9) "The Preparation of Educators," which includes a proposal for a year-long field experience in classrooms at all grade levels for all education students; and (10) "a System That Does Not and Cannot Learn." (Contains 58 references.) (Jls)
The preparation of teachers : an unstudied problem in education by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For a number of years, the authors of this book have been interested in and concerned with the nature and efficacy of teacher training. As colleagues on a research project on anxiety in elementary school children (Sarason, Davidson, Lighthall, Waite, and Ruebush, 1960), Drs. Sarason and Davidson found themselves becoming increasingly involved with the plight of the classroom teacher. On the one hand, they became acutely aware of the complexity of the teacher's task of guiding and stimulating children's learning and, on the other hand, of the inadequacy of their training for their difficult role. In addition, it became quite obvious that, as a group, teachers were acutely aware of this state of affairs, an awareness complicated by the knowledge that there was little they could do to remedy the situation. They could take more courses, but they held a very dim view of what they could gain thereby. From time to time. Dr. Blatt, who, as chairman of the Department of Special Education at Southern Connecticut State College, was vitally interested in teacher training, joined in discussions with Davidson and Sarason. These discussions resulted in a more comprehensive and realistic conception of the nature and problems of teacher training and in the exploration of a new approach to teacher training at Southern Connecticut State College. This approach is described and discussed in Chapters 4 and 5 of this book. The more we got into the problem (by talking with teachers, observing them in classrooms, and scrutinizing the contents and procedures of various teacher-training programs), the more we became convinced of two things: First, most teachers teach in a way reflecting the concept that education consists primarily of what we put into children rather than what we can get out of them. It is admittedly an exaggeration--but it may help us make our point--to say that more often than not children seem to be viewed as computers in whom we store information so that it can be recalled upon certain signals. Second, teacher-training programs reinforce this conception, that is, teachers handle children in the learning process in the same way that they were handled in the course of their professional training. These two dominant impressions are elaborated on in this book, together with recommendations about how this state of affairs can begin to be remedied"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
The predictable failure of educational reform : can we change course before it's too late? by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarason challenges educators to understand that to continue to struggle for 'power over' rather than 'power with' overlooks the mutual interest of all parties that will stifle any real progress in education reform
Work, aging, and social change : professionals and the one life-one career imperative by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers "how people's expectations from higher education have changed as a result of World War II and how these expectations, reflecting a reordering of values, have had pervasive consequences for the experience of work and the sense of the passage of time, one of the core ingredients of the sense of aging"--Preface
American psychology & schools : a critique by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation of settings and the future societies by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

33 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational handicap, public policy, and social history : a broadened perspective on mental retardation by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the concept of mental retardation with regard to such societal factors as immigration policy, urban poverty, and the growth of public education, criticizes traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment as culturally biased and inadequate, and suggests alternative approaches within familial and community context
Schooling in America : scapegoat and salvation by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sarason contends that "the chasm between schools and the 'real world' has become virtually unbridgeable." Pub. note
Mental subnormality: biological, psychological, and cultural factors by Richard L Masland( Book )

30 editions published between 1958 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case for change : rethinking the preparation of educators by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, distinguished education thinker Seymour Sarason calls for a complete reconceptualization of preparatory programs for educators. Sarason begins with the premise that if you want to change the education of students, you have to first change the education of their teachers. He compares this "primary prevention" approach to medical research on debilitating disease. Just because a cure or a solution is not right around the corner, there is no reason, he says, to abandon the research and efforts designed to help us arrive at a solution. Sarason's examination of issues of power in schools, higher education, and governance reminds us once again that school reform is a complex problem with no quick-fix solution."--Jacket
The psychological sense of community; prospects for a community psychology by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

28 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology misdirected by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You are thinking of teaching? : opportunities, problems, realities by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, education's venerable iconoclast, Seymour B. Sarason, examines the opportunities, problems, and realities of the teaching profession as he guides prospective teachers through their career decision process." "Teaching is a demanding, complex profession, and many who choose to teach make their career choice without thinking about how well their own motives and expectations fit into the realities of life in a classroom. The more potential teachers know about the teaching profession - both what it is now and what it should and can be - the better equipped they'll be to take an active role in changing the system. Matching their style, needs, and goals to the obligations, responsibilities, and problems inherent in the job will not only give prospective teachers a better sense of what they're getting into, it will allow them to take responsibility for their professional choices and their personal and intellectual growth."--Jacket
The challenge of art to psychology by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although artistic activity is universal in young children, it diminishes dramatic with the passing of years. Most adults seem to come to regard themselves as increative and artistic. They view artistic activity as a special feature of special people. The author sets out to find the reason for this and looks at cultural attitudes, the socialization process, and educational practices and argues that all human beings are born with the capacity to organize and express their unique vision of the worl d in some creative fashion. This capacity is extinguished through the cultural values that exert influence inside and outside schools
Revisiting "The culture of the school and the problem of change" by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout, many of the major assumptions about change in institutions are challenged. Specific events and examples demonstrate that any attempt to implement change involves some existing regularity within the school. Dr. Sarason also takes a close look at government involvement in change efforts in schooling - and includes a detailed examination of current efforts to implement PL 94-142 into public schools. He presents compelling evidence that the federal effort to change and improve schools has largely been a failure. Also included are investigations into the purposes of schooling and how these purposes can be affected by change, and the process by which educators and administrators formulate intended outcomes of change efforts
 
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The predictable failure of educational reform : can we change course before it's too late?
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Teaching as a performing artHow schools might be governed and whyThe predictable failure of educational reform : can we change course before it's too late?American psychology & schools : a critiqueThe creation of settings and the future societiesThe case for change : rethinking the preparation of educatorsYou are thinking of teaching? : opportunities, problems, realitiesRevisiting "The culture of the school and the problem of change"
Alternative Names
Sarason, S. B.

Sarason, Seymour.

Sarason, Seymour 1919-

Sarason Seymour B.

Sarason, Seymour B. 1919-

Sarason, Seymour B. 1919-2010

Sarason, Seymour B. (Seymour Bernard)

Sarason, Seymour B. (Seymour Bernard), 1919-

Sarason, Seymour B. (Seymour Bernard), 1919-2010

Sarason, Seymour Bernard

Sarason, Seymour Bernard 1919-

Sarason, Seymour Bernard 1919-2010

Seymour Sarason académico estadounidense

Seymour Sarason American academic

Seymour Sarason Amerikaans psycholoog (1919-2010)

Seymour Sarason US-amerikanischer Psychologe

西摩·萨拉森

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Languages
English (363)

Spanish (5)

German (5)

French (1)