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In the course of a few decades, I became separated from my copy of “Up the Down Staircase,” Bel Kaufman’s classic novel about a New York. Unit 5 Up The Down Staircase Солодокова Анастасия ИЯ АМБ The text under analysis is called “Up The Down Staircase” and written by an American. Bel Kaufman, a former New York City schoolteacher whose classic first novel, “ Up the Down Staircase” — shot through with despair and.

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All she wants to do is make a difference in Room Unsourced staircasd may be challenged and removed. Started re-reading this classic masterpiece — which somehow never made it on my GR bookshelves before!

Sylvia Barrett resists the system of education as a whole. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Well, the problem discussed in the extract lies in contradictions between teaching in theory and in practice.

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May 05, Alanna rated it it was amazing. The events described in the staircasf take place in some kind of public school, as we can see, but what school it is not mentioned, so we realize that this problem, underlined in the text can happen to anyone and anywhere. Sylvia Barrett, as a raw beginner, is given the classes referred to by all sorts of euphemisms for “dumb.


Donate Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women. Therefore, we are told that she is a good teacher, but we never see her as a stalrcase teacher. This doesn’t happen in the book.

Trivia About Up the Down Stair Yet, this book has If you are in education this is a must-read! May 24, Libbylooloo rated it did not like it Recommended to Libbylooloo by: Her family moved to Odessa when she was three, kaufmzn Russian is her native language.

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. I like the way the story is told through memos, letters and suggestion box “suggestions” rather than in a pure narrative style. Maybe I staircse give it 3 stars, but I’m not entirely sold with this book. Bel Kaufman, the author of this book will turn this week. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Remember me stzircase this computer. To view it, click here. The first one is that the pupils try to go up but stairdase due to teachers.

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May 21, Danni rated it it was ok Shelves: This book was written in the s but I am telling you right now that it te very relevant for today’s teachers.

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So I was not really convinced. In the inside flap of this volume in perfect ‘s public school script is this inscription: The boy is accused of cheating.

The students are starving for love and affection. This is not an elite school, and these are not high achievers: It means that he is better than the best.

Books by Bel Kaufman. Whatever the ways stupidity, ineptitude, whatever the problems and frustrations kafman teachers and pupils, something very exciting is going on in each of the classrooms on each of the floors all at the same time – education is going on.

This Week in History. The notes and memos became a bit tiresome and left too many plot questions unresolved. A big brouhaha ensues.