Sarason challenges educators to understand that to continue to struggle for 'power over' rather than 'power with' overlooks the mutual interest of all parties that will stifle any real progress in education reform. In a classroom utilizing effective teaching practices students would respond to the question, 'How do you rate this book?' with all thumbs up.
SEYMOUR B. SARASON is professor emeritus of psychology in the Department of Psychology at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Case for Change: Rethinking the Preparation of Educators (Jossey-Bass, 1993) and You Are Thinking of Teaching? Opportunities, Problems, Realities (Jossey-Bass, 1993).