In an era when intense pressure has been brought to bear on educators at all levels to “fix” education, Progressive Practices in Public Schools is designed to shine a light on the programs and pedagogy that are too often hidden from public view. The goal is to highlight what is hopeful by identifying educators who model rich, complex, and compelling alternatives to what is on offer from many contemporary “reformers.”

Author Biography

Meredith Moore is a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College, where her research focuses on language awareness in emergent bilingual students, and on teachers’ continuing professional learning. She holds a Master’s degree in Childhood Education from Bank Street. She taught 5th grade in New York City, rural Vermont, and Lynn, Massachusetts. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two small children.

Jonathan Silin is a Fellow at the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Sex, Death, and the Education of Children: Our Passion for Ignorance in the Age of AIDS and My Father’s Keeper: The Story of a Gay Son and His Aging Parents. He is coauthor of Putting the Children First: The Changing Face of Newark’s Public Schools and co-producer of Children Talk About AIDS. His writings have appeared in many publications, including Educational Theory, Harvard Educational Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, and The New York Times.



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