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In Search of Deeper Learning

The Quest to Remake the American High School

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674988392

Publication Date: 04/09/2019


464 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 illus., 8 tables


  • Introduction
  • 1. The State of Deeper Learning in American High Schools
  • 2. The Progressive Frontier: Project-Based Learning
  • 3. No Excuses Schools: Benefits and Tradeoffs
  • 4. International Baccalaureate: A System for Deeper Learning?
  • 5. The Comprehensive High School: Performance versus Learning
  • 6. Deeper Learning at the Margins: Why the Periphery Is More Vital than the Core
  • 7. Deeper Teaching: Rigor, Joy, and Apprenticeship
  • 8. Mastery, Identity, Creativity, and the Future of Schooling
  • Appendix: Methodology
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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