1. What is metaphorical meaning of Sizer's book The Shopping Mall High School?

2. Do you like the idea of mastering a limited number of essential skills and areas of knowledge rather than coverage of a large amount of material at school?

3. Do disadvantaged students benefit from schools where advanced academic course work sets high expectations for all?

4. Why do nontraditional students prefer an active role and generally fail to thrive in teacher-dominated classrooms?

5. Do teachers like students who think out of box? Do classes need a revolutionary way of thinking?

6. Are smaller schools more productive work places for both adults and students?

Look at the cartoons. What school problems do they raise? Match the following quotation to one of them.


Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom.-Terry Pratchett











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