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Merrow, John

Overview
Works: 270 works in 448 publications in 1 language and 6,316 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romance films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Comedy films  Documentary films  History  Internet videos  Educational films  Biography 
Roles: Author, Host, Correspondent, Producer, Reporter, Narrator, Editor, Director, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Merrow
Declining by degrees : higher education at risk by Richard H Hersh( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DSU Title III 2007-2012
Declining by degrees : higher education at risk( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, set on four different college campuses, examines both the promise and the peril in higher education today
Choosing excellence : "good enough" schools are not good enough by John Merrow( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The host of PBS's premier documentary series on youth and learning, "The Merrow Report", delves into the problem of school evaluation and provides 25 ways to tell if your child's school makes the cut
Discounted dreams : high hopes and harsh realities at America's community colleges( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in California, Colorado, Illinois, and New York, this documentary explores the paradoxes of the nation's 1200 community colleges. Community colleges are the fastest growing segment of American higher education--and some say the most vital to America's future--offering a staggering array of classes and job training programs. But growing enrollment is straining the system, underfunding persists, and in spite of some remarkable success stories, they fail to graduate even half of those who come. The stories of four students illustrate the challenges faced by thousands of hopeful people at community colleges nation wide
The education of Michelle Rhee( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools, is one of the most admired and reviled school reformers in America. FRONTLINE examines her legacy in Washington, D.C., including her battles with the teachers' union and her handling of a cheating scandal in the District
The urban school superintendent of the future by John Merrow( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The argument of this book is that "educational reform" will remain an impossible dream until the relationship between the public schools and the larger society undergoes a basic readjustment. We Americans need to recognize their interdependence, and we need to consider just how long we can ask the public schools to change the social order in ways which we as a people apparently find unpalatable. The wisdom of changing the social order is not the issue, only the unrealistic expectation that schools can do the job along. We begin this book with an examination of the social role of the modern public school in the larger society. Chapters 3 and 4 examine superintendents and their training, respectively. Chapter 5 enters the closed circle of graduate training. Chapter 6 explains how the discontent with graduate training developed into a special kind of training, which we call Superintendents' Network and project open, and Chapter 7 examines a "typical" networking session. We see the Superintendents' Network as something of a prototype for a national network of educational reform, which would involve mayors, civic leaders, educators, and representatives of all the organizations that impinge on the public schools and make them what they are. Chapter 8 looks ahead to the day when interdependence is recognized. (Author/JM)
Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Latino dropout rate in the United States is 2.5 times higher than that of blacks and 3.5 times than that of whites. Why do so many young Latinos drop out? John Merrow explores the complex answer involving language problems, inadequate resources, lack of opportunities, poverty and the lure of the street. He also examines the future of Latino youth in the United States and the impact of California's Proposition 227, which would discontinue bilingual education
The politics of competence : a review of competency-based teacher education by John Merrow( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document consists of three parts. Part one is Merrow's review, with political emphasis, of competency-based teacher education (cbte). This article a) examines the origins of cbte; b) presents a definition of cbte; c) outlines some of CBTE's problems; d) looks at cbte specifically in California, Texas, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York; and e) describes the search for a "rational center." The article stresses the point that issues concerning cbte are larger than CBTE's "Mechanistic" or "humanistic" nature. It claims that the major issue is a labor-management one, and that questions about cbte are no longer educational, but political. Part two includes nine reactions to the article in part one. These reactions are from both proponents and opponents of cbte; educators at local, state, and national levels; and students who have completed cbte programs. Part three consists of Merrow's response to the criticisms. A bibliography is included. (Pb)
Attention deficit disorder : a dubious diagnosis?( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the hidden factors that have created a childhood A.D.D. epedimic. The causes include pressure on parents and schools, misinformation about the disorder, and advocacy by the nation's largest support group, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. Is the increase in A.D.D. a natural occurrence or a man-made epidemic? Also questions the widespread use of the drug Ritalin to treat A.D.D. children
In schools we trust( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of education in the United States from the inception of the public school system, to the teaching of John Dewey while he was at Teachers College, to the Proposed policies by several recent presidents for the future of education in the country. Includes additional footage from Teachers College, Columbia University
School sleuth : the case of an excellent school( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Detective Merrow explores five aspects of public schools: safety, the curriculum, the physical environment, the adults in the building, and the school's sense of community. Examines 25 practical measures of educational excellence beyond multiple choice test scores
Big time losers : the price colleges and athletes pay when sports become big business( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the price colleges and athletes pay as more and more sports become big business. Includes interviews with six athletes, and shows the impact of sports on academics at elite universities, where sports traditions run deep
The promise of pre-school( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three families--one middle class, one rich, one poor--and their experiences with preschools in their hometowns of Atlanta, New York City, and Bridgeport (CT)
The influence of teachers : reflections on teaching and leadership by John Merrow( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years after entrepreneur Chris Whittle announced his plan to revolutionize education, Whittle's Edison Schools continue to be a lightning rod for the issue of for-profit, public education. Frontline and The Merrow Report join forces to investigate the Edision Schools and examine whether it's possible to create world-class schools that turn a profit
Viewpoints II: contemporary educational issues. Reports of Educational Staff Seminar programs by John Merrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education's big gamble : charter schools( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the educational concept of the charter school, a public school that has been given freedom from bureaucratic control in return for promising both academic achievement and financial responsibility
Cultural illiteracy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural illiteracy among today's tenagers threatens the fabric of society, according to Professor E.D. Hirsch, Jr., author of the best seller, Cultural Literacy. Hirsch defines cultural literacy as familiarity with the common knowledge literate Americans take for granted and ascribes teenage ignorance, vividly demonstrated in live interviews, to reading instruction that has stressed skills over content. Hirsch, and moderator Robert MacNeil are joined by poet Maya Angelou, Patrick Welsh, a teacher, and psychiatrist and educator Dr. Robert Coles
Media literacy : the new basic?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host/facilitator John Merrow, commentators Walter Goodman, Walter Cronkite, Hugh Downs and numerous educators who participated in a videoconference, discuss media literacy education of children as essential in forming effective citizens for our "mediated" world
Testing, testing, testing by John Merrow( Visual )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poses 12 provocative questions covering the complex and controversial issues of measuring achievement and intelligence in children
 
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Declining by degrees : higher education at risk
Alternative Names
John Merrow American journalist

John Merrow Amerikaans journalist

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Declining by degrees : higher education at riskChoosing excellence : "good enough" schools are not good enoughDiscounted dreams : high hopes and harsh realities at America's community collegesBig time losers : the price colleges and athletes pay when sports become big businessThe influence of teachers : reflections on teaching and leadership