THE INVISIBLE SCHOOLS: EDUCATING CHILDREN OF THE POOR
Thankfully, these schools are no longer as “invisible” as they were before the 1960’s.
And yet, each year, thousands of young teachers are entering their teaching careers in these challenging schools where they face children whose backgrounds, cultural traditions, and experiences will require their utmost energy, skill, understanding, sensitivity, and creativity to enable them to bridge these cultural, racial and economic divides.
In spite of the progress, the need for innovation, experimentation, creative teaching methods, and materials remain as urgent as ever. It is my hope that this book’s panorama on the early reform period in America’s urban schools will provide today’s teachers and administrators with insights and useful perspectives as they work to improve their students’ chances for a brighter future.
Henry Saltzman • Hsaltz@mindspring.com