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Ten Common Principles

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Date Added to MERLOT: July 09, 2000
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 04, 2011
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Author: Theodore R. Sizer Send email to Theodore R. Sizer 
The Coalition of Essential Schools
Submitter : Nancy J. Pelaez

The Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) is guided by 10 Common Principles that empower teachers to act on behalf of the students. The priority areas
are "Demonstration and Documentation," "Collaboration
and Critical Friendship," and "Democracy and Equity."

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Adobe Reader
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no Copyright: yes
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Avatar for Susan Powers
13 years ago

Susan Powers (Faculty)

The weblink takes the user to the a list of articles that are available online
from the Coalition of Essential Schools. The 10 Common Principles is one of
those documents. Although I have not used it in class, I work with other
faculty who do actively use it. Having it available online for access by
students is very convenient and allows that faculty member to have students
download the article (thereby utilizing technology to access information), and
also display it online in class.

Other documents available from this website include benchmarking tools for the
10 Principles. Students could use these tools in the field to learn more about
schools and the principles.

Technical Remarks:

Since these are all PDF documents, users will need to have the Adobe Acrobat
plugin with their web browser, and students need to be properly advised.
Fortunately, none of the download times for the documents are very long.

Avatar for Nancy J. Pelaez
13 years ago

Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)

Sizer's 10 common principles provide a key document that can be used to support
teachers who are active in the process of reforming their schools so that they
have the power to teach students to use their minds well. I have personally
experienced the power these principles give to teachers - and the resulting
transformation of the educational process. We are entrenched in the problems,
and this resource, now available for free, is a way out.

Technical Remarks:

The documents require Adober Reader.

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