Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Architecture for Achievment

I got my copy of Architecture for Achievement: Building Patterns for Small School Learning today, as recommended by Mike Klonsky. Kind of hard to resist for those of us interested in pattern languages and school reform, and not a disappointment. Hardly as pithy as the original A Pattern Language, but what is? Also, the photography is pedestrian and doesn't seem to give you a great sense of the spaces. But it is reasonably priced ($25), certainly essential for anyone planning a new school, and I'd also recommend it to anyone feeling lost in abstractions regarding school reform. Focusing at the architecture makes things nicely concrete.

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