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Sarason, Seymour Bernard 1919-2010

Overview
Works: 109 works in 674 publications in 4 languages and 30,848 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: LA210, 370.973
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Most widely held works by Seymour Bernard Sarason
Psychological problems in mental deficiency by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

49 editions published between 1940 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

39 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 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 )

40 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contents of this book represent six years of research on anxiety in children of elementary school age. Although our research project continues--it is far from finished--there were several considerations which brought us to the decision to write this book. First, in none of our publications had we spelled out the theoretical framework within which we have operated. Consequently, the relationships of our findings to each other, as well as to broader psychological issues, have not been discussed in a manner satisfactory to us. Second, we had a fair amount of unpublished data which we felt could only be evaluated within the context of all we have done. Third, we became increasingly aware that our work had important implications for psychological practices and procedures in the public schools. This awareness was due not only to our interpretation of our formal findings, or to the fact that we spent a great deal of time in the school setting, but also to the response of various school personnel who felt that our studies could be of great relevance in the development of testing procedures which would be more meaningful than those currently employed in our schools. The final factor entering into the decision to write this book was our inability, for reasons beyond our control, to remain together as a research team. We have worked intimately together for several years, all of us participating in the over-all planning, the design of the many studies carried out, and in the innumerable meetings In which we hashed over the significance of our findings. At the same time that it became apparent that we could not remain together as a research team, we realized that we had to integrate our work in one place before some of us had to leave. We assume that our work will be of interest to clinical and child psychologists, psychiatrists, and others in the behavioral sciences. However, there is a much larger group of professional people whom we wish to reach but whose points of contact with the behavioral sciences are, in our opinion, far less than they should be. We refer here to a variety of people In education: school psychologists, guidance personnel, teachers, and administrators. As we indicated earlier, when we have presented our research to these workers they have supported us in our belief that our work has relevance for testing programs in our schools. We hope, therefore, that this book will reach and be reacted to by those professional workers"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
The predictable failure of educational reform : can we change course before it's too late? by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 1,063 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
The preparation of teachers : an unstudied problem in education by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 1,062 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)
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 Undetermined and held by 1,054 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
The creation of settings and the future societies by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

26 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 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
Teaching as a performing art by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charter schools : another flawed educational reform? by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schooling in America : scapegoat and salvation by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 777 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 Lamb Masland( Book )

26 editions published between 1958 and 1960 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 734 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
You are thinking of teaching? : opportunities, problems, realities by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 720 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
Psychology misdirected by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychological sense of community; prospects for a community psychology by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Human services and resource networks by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a description of a three-year project to develop and sustain a network of very diverse people who could mutually contribute to each other's resource needs through ideas and resource exchange. People from schools, colleges, and universities, and public and private agencies joined together to form the Essex Network for two major purposes: to exchange resources on a barter-economy basis for their mutual benefit and to form a psychological sense of community. Although the authors provide examples of how a network operates, they focus primarily on the rationale behind the Essex network, those who started it, the problems encountered, the importance of such activities as network meetings, and the significance of the network in the lives of its members. Also included is a review of the literature on networks. As a contribution to the theory and practice of resource networks, this book has important implications for public policy and programming. The Essex network demonstrates that there are ways of dealing with limited human and natural resources and with the need for people to have a feeling of community. (Author/RM)
American psychology & schools : a critique by Seymour Bernard Sarason( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 573 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?
Alternative Names
Sarason, Seymour.

Sarason, Seymour 1919-

Sarason, Seymour B.

Sarason, Seymour B. 1919-

Sarason, Seymour B. 1919-2010

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 American academic

Seymour Sarason Amerikaans psycholoog (1919-2010)

Seymour Sarason US-amerikanischer Psychologe

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Languages
English (351)

German (7)

Spanish (3)

French (1)

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The creation of settings and the future societiesTeaching as a performing artCharter schools : another flawed educational reform?The case for change : rethinking the preparation of educatorsYou are thinking of teaching? : opportunities, problems, realitiesAmerican psychology & schools : a critiqueRevisiting "The culture of the school and the problem of change"