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Merrow, John

Overview
Works: 266 works in 459 publications in 1 language and 6,383 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary television programs  Romance films  Nonfiction television programs  Comedy films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Educational films  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Host, Correspondent, Producer, Reporter, Narrator, Editor, Director, Actor
Classifications: LA227.4, 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 )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,189 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 1,043 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 825 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 490 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 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontline correspondent John Merrow was granted unprecedented access to Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of the Washington, D.C. public schools as she attempted to fix a broken school system
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)
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 119 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)
Lost in translation by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 119 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
Attention deficit disorder : a dubious diagnosis?( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the hidden factors that have created a childhood A.D.D. epidemic. 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 77 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
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 68 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 )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 60 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

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

Frontline( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 52 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
Education's big gamble : charter schools( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 51 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 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural illiteracy among today's teenagers 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. Hirsh and moderator Robert MacNeil are joined by poet Maya Angelou, Patrick Welsh, a teacher, and psychiatrist and educator Dr. Robert Coles
The Merrow report( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First to Worst explores the roots of California's education crisis, tracing it to the anti-tax movement of the 1970's and 80's and to civil rights lawsuits that aimed to equalize school spending but resulted instead in disastrous funding limits on schools. Paying particular attention to Proposition 13, the 1978 anti-tax law that froze property taxes on businesses and homes and, critics say, cut funding for public schools off at the knees. In suburban communities like Orinda, well-to-do parents funnel millions of private dollars into local education foundations, contributing to a widening gap between the "haves" and the "have-nots" and blurring the line between private and public education
What's so special about special education? by Tex.) St. Mary's University (San Antonio( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the successes and failures of American schools' attempts to provide quality education for disabled children
 
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Declining by degrees : higher education at risk
Alternative Names
John Merrow American journalist

John Merrow Amerikaans journalist

John Merrow periodista estadounidense

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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