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              Books by Bel Kaufman

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              Up The Down Staircase

              Up The Down Staircase (Paperback)

              By Kaufman, Bel; Stroud, Gabbie

              • RRP: $35.00
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              Our Scribe reissue of Bel Kaufman's classic 1964 novel Up the Down Staircase timelessly depicts the shambolic joys and frustrations of a young teacher. With an introduction by Gabbie Stroud. Sylvia Barrett arrives at New York City's Calvin Coolidge High fresh from earning literat...ure degrees at Hunter College and eager to shape young minds. Instead she encounters broken windows, a lack of supplies, a stifling bureaucracy, and students with no interest in Chaucer. Her bumpy yet ultimately rewarding journey is depicted through an extraordinary collection of correspondence - sternly worded yet nonsensical administrative memos, furtive notes of wisdom from teacher to teacher, polio consent slips, and student homework assignments that unwittingly speak from the heart. Up the Down Staircase stands as the seminal novel of a beleaguered public school system that is redeemed by teachers who love to teach and students who long to be recognised. It is poignant, devastating, laugh-out-loud funny, and - in our current moment of debate around the future of education - more relevant than ever.
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              ISBN 9781925849578
              Published NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              Up The Down Staircase
               

              Up The Down Staircase (EPUB ebook)

              By Kaufman, Bel

              Our reissue of Bel Kaufman's classic 1964 novel timelessly depicts the shambolic joys and myriad frustrations of a young teacher. With an introduction by Diane Ravitch and a foreword by Gabbie Stroud. Sylvia Barrett arrives at New York City's Calvin Coolidge High fresh from earn...ing literature degrees at Hunter College and eager to shape young minds. Instead she encounters broken windows, a lack of supplies, a stifling bureaucracy, and students with no interest in Chaucer. Her bumpy yet ultimately rewarding journey is depicted through an extraordinary collection of correspondence: sternly worded yet nonsensical administrative memos, furtive notes of wisdom from teacher to teacher, 'polio consent slips', and student homework assignments that unwittingly speak from the heart. Up the Down Staircase stands as the seminal novel of a beleaguered public school system that is redeemed by teachers who love to teach and students who long to be recognised. It is poignant, devastating, laugh-out-loud funny, and - in our current moment of debate around the future of education - more relevant than ever.
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              ISBN 9781925693065
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              Language en
              Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              Up the Down Staircase

              Up the Down Staircase (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kaufman, Bel

              • RRP: $35.00
              • $26.25
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              Our Vintage reissue of Bel Kaufman's classic 1964 novel, which Time has called the most popular book about U.S. public schools in history : narrated through a collection of memos, doodles, notes between teachers, and papers from desk drawers and wastebaskets, Up the Down Staircas...e timelessly depicts the shambolic joys and frustrations of a young teacher. With an introduction by Diane Ravitch. Sylvia Barrett arrives at New York City's Calvin Coolidge High fresh from earning literature degrees at Hunter College and eager to shape young minds. Instead she encounters broken windows, a lack of supplies, a stifling bureaucracy, and students with no interest in Chaucer. Her bumpy yet ultimately rewarding journey is depicted through an extraordinary collection of correspondence--sternly worded yet nonsensical administrative memos, furtive notes of wisdom from teacher to teacher, polio consent slips, and student homework assignments that unwittingly speak from the heart. Up the Down Staircase stands as the seminal novel of a beleaguered public school system that is redeemed by teachers who love to teach and students who long to be recognized. It is poignant, devastating, laugh-out-loud funny, and--in our current moment of debate around the future of American education--more relevant than ever.
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              ISBN 9780525565659
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 16+ years
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