The Quality School : Managing Students Without Coercion

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“The Quality School: Managing Students Without Coercion” is a book that should be read by anyone considering going into the field of education. The book was written by William Glasser, not a teacher but a psychiatrist. In his own words, “the purpose of this book is to explain how to manage students so that a substantial majority do high-quality schoolwork” (Glasser 1). He uses his knowledge of psychiatry and personal experience of over thirty years including his work with Johnson CIty Schools. With his experience Glasser was able to use real life examples in his book to show how to implement his ideas. The nature of the book is an explanation as how to help teachers evaluate and use his methods to create a quality school. Glasser’s book takes place in the American school system during the 1980s and highlights the problems of schools that are failing their students. Throughout the book he gives examples of what is being done wrong in the American school system, and what educators can do to fix it. While hitting major points to cover his purpose he uses scenarios to show administrators and teachers how to take their school and create the quality school. The way Glasser chose to compose his book was by breaking up the chapters into what elements of a school are important including the teachers and administrators roles in helping students get more out of school. In the first chapter Glasser explains the issues he observes in public schools, from students being coerced into
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