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Gliner, Robert

Works: 49 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 2,596 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  History  Interviews  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Videographer , Film editor, Editor
Classifications: HN65, 309.173092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Gliner
American society as a social problem by Robert Gliner( Book )

5 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human perspectives: introductory readings for sociology by Howard M Shapiro( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Munching on existence by Robert Gliner( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barefoot College( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines a unique community based education program in rural India. At Barefoot College, located in the Indian State of Rajasthan, education takes place off campus, in nearby impoverished villages, among all age groups, with a unique interdisciplinary curriculum intimately encompassing rural village life and the issues villagers must grapple with. While seemingly far removed from the American experience, it offers telling lessons for how the current debate around educational reform might be focused and curriculum transformed in the United States
Schools that change communities( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schools that Change Communities profiles a diverse group of public schools that are successfully creating higher achieving students in a different way -- by turning the communities where they live into their classrooms. The film re-imagines what education can be, visiting K-12 public schools in five states across America that are engaging students in learning by solving real-world problems in a variety of communities, from economically and environmentally challenged rural areas to poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods. High school students in Howard, SD, build an interdisciplinary curriculum around a plan to save the town's struggling economy. In a Boston neighborhood with a high level of crime and poverty, students learn to connect the dots between what their community seems to the outside world and what it might become. In a small Appalachian town, elementary school students help clean up an adjacent stream polluted by acid mine drainage from former coal mines. In Watsonville, CA, high school students studying Roosevelt's New Deal try to come up with a New Deal for their farming community. In Cottage Grove, OR, students help create a sustainable environment, while learning valuable science, engineering and math lessons."--Container
Education for what? : learning social responsibility( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary examining the role college students play in helping solve community problems as part of their regular curriculum. Shot on location in six urban campuses across the country, the program takes a critical look at service learning: how this curriculum works and its impact on students, faculty, and the larger community
Time frenzy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This cautionary program examines the social and ethical consequences of the increasingly fast pace of life in the U.S."--Container
Democracy left behind( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do American schools adequately prepare students to take part in society? Can a complacent, ill-informed public trace its problems back to the nation's classrooms? This program examines the impact of the No Child Left Behind Act on the ability of public education to involve students in civic and governmental processes. Filmed in economically and culturally diverse schools, the program includes provocative interviews with teachers, administrators, and nationally known experts -- all of whom discuss the challenges of helping children become knowledgeable citizens while fulfilling the needs of basic education. Scenes of teachers working to engage their students in participatory democracy are included."--Container
Growing up green( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative, a statewide, hands-on environmental education program in Michigan. The program involves students in local efforts to improve the environments they inhabit
Humanizing education by Robert Gliner( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching social problems in the public schools by Robert Gliner( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sensuous eunuch; castration and co-optation in American society by Robert Gliner( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing for keeps : a Bob Gliner documentary( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the challenges facing several African-American football players and their coach, Fitz Hill at San Jose State University, as they struggle to overcome obstacles on the field and in the classroom. This documentary highlights the national debate around the social and financial costs and consequences of maintaining competitive football programs on college campuses
Viet Nam : at the crossroads( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Jose State University sociology professor Hien Duc Do returns to Vietnam for the first time since 1975. While traveling through Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and outlying rural areas, he interviews people from diverse occupations and backgrounds. He explores Vietnam's dilemma between Western capitalism and the legacy of recent history, and how the transition from a socialist economy to one based on capitalism has affected the country
What about Macedonia?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Next door to Bosnia and Serbia and part of the form Yugoslavia with the potential ethnic violence, Macedonia has managed to keep peace. Coping with problems caused by boycotts, it is in the process of adjusting to capitalism. Interviews several Macedonians
Russia and America : where do we go from here?( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Russia's difficult transition from state socialism to capitalist democracy. Compares the economics, housing, education, politics and crime of Ekaterinburg, Russia to that of its sister city, San Jose, California. Includes interviews with Russian businessman, educators, entrepreneurs, government and social service administrators, Americans resident in Russia, and townspeople concerning their experiences and expectations since the fall of communism
Making a difference( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights Americans engaged in a wide variety of volunteer efforts outside the United States--teaching English in rural Kenya, providing health care to poverty stricken mothers and children in Ecuador, working with street children in Tanzania, helping resolve the conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland, teaching bio-intensive agriculture in East Africa, building houses in Uganda, teaching English in southern Italy, and many others. What motivates these volunteers to get involved? What do they get from their experience? What is their cultural impact? What problems do they encounter and how are these overcome? American volunteers abroad looks at projects virtually any adult American can become involved in whether they have only their two week vacations or can devote a year to a volunteer effort. This program follows volunteers representing a broad range of occupations who participate in efforts by four of the leading international volunteer organizations based in the United States: Minnesota based Global Volunteers, Georgia based Habitat for Humanity, Washington D.C. based Visions in Action, and San Francisco based Global Service Corps
Lessons from the real world( Visual )

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

High schools are increasingly incorporating real world lessons into their classroom offerings. At Santa Therea High School in San Jose, Ca. students in an economics class are running a company, an environmental studies class goes on a research vessel, and some students do community service work once a week. Also looks a community service done by SJSU students
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Alternative Names
Bob Gliner American film director

Gliner, Bob

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