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Up the Down Staircase - Bel Kaufman
Up the Down Staircase
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Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United States; its very title has become part of the American idiom. Never... show more
Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase is one of the best-loved novels of our time. It has been translated into sixteen languages, made into a prize-winning motion picture, and staged as a play at high schools all over the United States; its very title has become part of the American idiom. Never before has a novel so compellingly laid bare the inner workings of a metropolitan high school. Up the Down Staircase is the funny and touching story of a committed, idealistic teacher whose dash with school bureaucracy is a timeless lesson for students, teachers, parents--anyone concerned about public education. Bel Kaufman lets her characters speak for themselves through memos, letters, directives from the principal, comments by students, notes between teachers, and papers from desk drawers and wastebaskets, evoking a vivid picture of teachers fighting the good fight against all that stands in the way of good teaching.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060973612 (0060973617)
ASIN: 60973617
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
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danae
danae rated it
I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The last older teaching book I had read was extremely disappointing. This one, however, was great. I think any non-teachers reading Up the Down Staircase would think it greatly exaggerated, but it's really not. It's pathetic how much of the book could have bee...
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5.0 UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE by Bel Kaufman
Classic story of a first year teacher in the NYC school district in the 1960's. It tells of her ups and downs, successes and failures. It is relatable even if you are not a teacher. The absurdity of the bureaucracy is very believable. It is a wonder the students learn anything with all the rules and...
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