Über den Autor
Michael I. Allen works in Boston as an academy director and principal in a vocational school specializing in technology and as a special topics faculty instructor at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. An avid photographer and archer, he has been an educator for seventeen years, eight of those years as an administrator.
Here, Michael Allen, focuses on the personal and social issues that students bring to school each day, which impacts his/her education. This book teaches educators how to identify and protect themselves against the common pitfalls found in diverse schools where underlying philosophical and social differences can unknowingly bring tensions that can be transmitted from one student, to many. Based on real-life stories, this book takes a hard and poignant, yet often humorous, look at a different side of education, presenting a fresh perspective on the challenges of school reform by remembering who educators are there to serve_the students.