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The Good High School


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Urban Portraits * George Washington Carver High SchoolCharismatic Leadership: Building Bridges to a Wider World * John F. Kennedy High School: Balancing Forces: Creating a Pluralistic Community Suburban Portraits * Highland Park High School: Hierarchies, Ambition, and Stress * Brookline High School: Emerging Forms of Authority and Diversity Elite Portraits * St. Pauls School: Certainty, Privilege, and the Imprint of History * Milton Academy: Breaking New Ground: Humanism and Achievement Group Portrait * On Goodness in High Schools * Afterword: The Passion of Portraiture

About the Author

Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot is Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and MacArthur genius award winner. (A named chair was created this spring in her honor.) She is the author of The Good High School (Basic), Balm in Gilead (AWL and Penguin), and I've Known Rivers (AWL and Penguin). Each of these books, as well as Respect, uses a vivid technique of portraiture, for which she has become known both to scholars and devoted readers.

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