9781412974387

Educational Foundations : An Anthology of Critical Readings

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412974387

  • ISBN10:

    1412974380

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/29/2009
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

Why Teach? Who Are Today's Students? What Makes a Good Teacher? Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings, Second Edition answers these questions and more, providing an exciting alternative to other foundations textbooks. This anthology is aimed at students about to enter the teaching profession, those new to the profession, and anyone interested in carefully examining schools and schooling.In this Second Edition, editors Alan S. Canestrari and Bruce A. Marlowe add new essays by classic and contemporary policy shapers and teachers. The readings are bold and refreshing, and their authors eschew unquestioning compliance. By taking a hard look at traditional educational practice, the contributors to this anthology serve as models for the kind of reflective practitioners that its editors hope that students will become while in the field.Key Features:- Encourages discussion and debate through provocative essays that provide readers with opportunities to think critically about teaching and learning- Includes brief introductory vignettes that raise probing questions about teaching and learning and provide context for the essays that follow

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Why Teach?
Teacher Man
The Green Monongahela
Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools
Why Teach?
Who Are Today's Students?
What Should Teachers Do? Ebonics and Culturally Responsive Instruction
Racism, Discrimination, and Expectations of Students' Achievement
Challenging Deficit Thinking
Inclusion: Rejecting Instruction That Disables
What Makes a Good Teacher?
The Banking Concept of Education
On Stir-and-Serve Recipes for Teaching
Psst . . . It Ain't About the Tests: It's Still About Great Teaching
So What Do You Do Now?
What Do Good Schools Look Like?
The Idea of Summerhill
Success in East Harlem: How One Group of Teachers Built a School That Works
When Learning Matters: Using Learning Plans to Educate One Student at a Time
Beyond the Deficit Paradigm: An Ecological Orientation to Thriving Schools
How Should We Assess Student Learning?
A Mania for Rubrics
Grading: The Issue Is Not How But Why?
The Standards Fraud
Learning to Love Assessment
How Does One Develop a Critical Voice?
Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals
Resistance and Courage: A Conversation With Deborah Meier
Speaking in a Critical Voice
From Silence to Dissent: Fostering Critical Voices in Teachers
Epilogue. The Quest: Achieving Ideological Escape Velocity-Becoming an Activist Teacher
Index
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