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The Resource Going against the grain : when professionals in Hawaiʻi choose public schools instead of private schools, Ann Shea Bayer

Going against the grain : when professionals in Hawaiʻi choose public schools instead of private schools, Ann Shea Bayer

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Going against the grain : when professionals in Hawaiʻi choose public schools instead of private schools
Title
Going against the grain
Title remainder
when professionals in Hawaiʻi choose public schools instead of private schools
Statement of responsibility
Ann Shea Bayer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is about passion, advocacy, and the willingness of parents to "go against the grain." It's about Hawai'i professionals choosing public education for their children in a state that adheres to a commonly held belief that "public schools are failing and private schools are succeeding." University of Hawai'i education professor Ann Bayer interviewed fifty-one parents, including five who chose private schools. Physicians, professors, attorneys, military officers, teachers, legislators, business executives and entrepreneurs, bankers, and administrators of both genders and from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds were among those interviewed. Bayer begins by asking parents why they chose to send their children to public schools. She also asks them to describe the reaction of families, friends, and colleagues to their decision and their children's school experiences--both positive and negative. From these conversations the concept of what constitutes a "good public school" emerges as well as the opportunities provided by such schools. Several parents remark that their children have gone on to attend the same colleges and universities as private school graduates. Other chapters examine more closely the prevalent belief in the superiority of Hawai'i's private schools and its impact on students, parents, and teachers. Bayer argues that it is important to understand this belief system and how both newcomers and longtime residents are exposed to it given its influence on parental decisions about schooling. Finally, she returns to interviews with parents for suggestions on how to improve public education in Hawai'i and to address the question "Why should we care about the public school system?" Responses spark frank discussions on the broader implications for the civic and economic health of a community fragmented by two-tiered schooling. Candid and insightful, Going Against the Grain provides a much-needed look at education in Hawai'i. It will be essential reading for parents, teachers, administrators, legislators, policy makers, and others interested in promoting and supporting public education and understanding its role in a democracy
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digitized
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bayer, Ann Shea
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • School choice
  • Public schools
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • Public schools
  • School choice
  • Hawaii
  • Privatschule
  • Public School
  • Schulwahl
  • Hawaii
Label
Going against the grain : when professionals in Hawaiʻi choose public schools instead of private schools, Ann Shea Bayer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Professionals choosing public schools -- Children's public school experiences -- "Going against the grain" -- The "incessant conversation" -- Connecting the dots : the master narrative -- What can we do better? : making public school changes -- Why should we care? : public schools and healthy communities
Control code
ocn436158174
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441620187
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862688
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tgc8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436158174
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Going against the grain : when professionals in Hawaiʻi choose public schools instead of private schools, Ann Shea Bayer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-286) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Professionals choosing public schools -- Children's public school experiences -- "Going against the grain" -- The "incessant conversation" -- Connecting the dots : the master narrative -- What can we do better? : making public school changes -- Why should we care? : public schools and healthy communities
Control code
ocn436158174
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 294 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441620187
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862688
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62tgc8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)436158174
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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