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Up the Down Staircase [Bel Kaufman] on goudzwaard.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The timeless story of a teacher working against the system to better. In the course of a few decades, I became separated from my copy of “Up the Down Staircase,” Bel Kaufman's classic novel about a New York. by Anniel 8/31/ This book took the world by storm when it was first published in The new e-book edition of has a lengthy.

The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application. Customer Reviews "This play was highly adaptable to production in a theatre-in-the-round setting. The roles offered our student actors a smorgasbord of opportunities to showcase their diverse talents. The fast single-line dialogue is energizing. Easy to cast and publicize as it offers a great representation of the educational culture. Great for high school kids because they can relate to the characters. Teachers who saw our production said it reminded them of their first year of teaching! Very fun play. Nice community event. My students really enjoyed the language and the fluidity of the script and pace of the show. Most characters are developed enough to the point of allowing actors a level of creativity without detracting from the author's intent. One very talented senior actress played Sylvia, and many small parts of students and faculty were made available to first-time actors and actresses. Several teachers at our school played cameo roles, which added to the fun for cast and audience. Bellamy, Kenmore High School, Akron, Ohio "Up the Down Staircase is an ideal play selection for high school; the characters are vibrant and easy for students to relate to. My cast relished the opportunity to play parts like the class clown, teacher's pet, or rebel, without the repercussions of real life!

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Sign in. The administration is concerned mainly with forms and rules there's an up and a down staircase ; bells ring at the wrong time.

Nevertheless, she tries.

How she handles the chaos and her despair in her first semester makes up the film: A discussion of Dickens, parents' night, and a mock trial highlight the term.

Can she make it?

Up the Down Staircase

The school is overly bureaucratic and disorganized, with forms needing to be completed for every small task why would an English teacher be required to fill out a basketball requisition form? This bureaucracy is designed to deal with the chaos that exists both within the staff and student body.

Despite these problems, Miss Barrett comes into the school with an idealistic view of being able to assist students in learning, regardless of obvious or hidden obstacles.

Some of the students who may be facing some of these obstacles are moody but bright Joe Ferone who is always on the verge of expulsion, romantic but socially awkward Alice Blake, and Roy Hackett, whose surrogate mother pleads on his behalf for Miss Barrett to pass Roy despite him continually falling asleep in class.

Miss Barrett's fellow English teacher, Paul Barringer, who is the center of attention of many a female student and who has aspirations of getting out of teaching to become a novelist, tries to advise Miss Barrett not to take her job so seriously.

Through it all, will the school get the better of Miss Barrett or will she get the better of the school and the students? It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet.

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Just click the "Edit page" button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the Synopsis submission guide. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! There are dramatic events here and there to elevate the tension from the run-of-the-mill school events, but not so much that the book ever moves away from feeling like the real experience of a rookie teacher.

The book uses drawings here and there, usually presented as student doodles, to add to the humor. I enjoyed this book, finding it to be both humorous and illuminating.

I would highly recommend it for those interested in the challenges of secondary education or who can appreciate the [bittersweet] humor of it.

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