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The Resource Up the down staircase, by Bel Kaufman

Up the down staircase, by Bel Kaufman

Label
Up the down staircase
Title
Up the down staircase
Statement of responsibility
by Bel Kaufman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Staircase 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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Bel
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.A83
LC item number
U6 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public schools
  • High school teachers
  • First year teachers
  • Education, Secondary
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • FICTION / Satire
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
Up the down staircase, by Bel Kaufman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1076499130
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xix, 361 pages
Isbn
9780525565659
Lccn
2019002210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1076499130
Label
Up the down staircase, by Bel Kaufman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1076499130
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xix, 361 pages
Isbn
9780525565659
Lccn
2019002210
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1076499130

Library Locations

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