Publication Date: April 12, 2008
Series: Multicultural Education Series
Here is the essential collection of Larry Cuban’s writings on urban school reform spanning his 45-year career. These carefully selected studies and articles examine instructional, curricular, organizational, and governance reform in mostly poor and minority districts and schools. The volume includes an Introduction and Epilogue that frames the book, giving readers a sense of Cuban’s career as teacher, administrator, and researcher, and how those experiences were intimately tied to the writings presented here. Cuban’s deep compassion for students and educators, and his commitment to educational equality for all children, is evident in every page of this stunning collection.
Larry Cuban is Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University. In addition to How Teachers Taught, his books include Teachers and Machines, Frogs into Princes: Writings on School Reform, Why Is It So Hard to Get Good Schools? and How Can I Fix It? Finding Solutions and Managing Dilemmas.
"A fascinating review of Larry Cuban's 45-year-long quest for urban school reform."
—Jack Jennings, Center on Education Policy, Washington, D.C.
“If heeded, Cuban’s clarion call for school reform will help our nation move closer to the ideals of justice and equality that it loudly proclaims around the world.”
—James A. Banks, University of Washington, Seattle