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Using a reflective and criticaláapproach is, The Teacher in American Society: A Critical Anthology examines the nature of the teaching profession in the United States and the purpose behind the work of K-12 teachers. It does so through reading from a wide range of historical, sociological, and literary sources.áThe anthologyáreferences films and other sources in popular culture, such as cartoons, as a means of understanding not only the work and experience of teachers, but the perception of them in American society.
Table of Contents
|On Being a Teacher|
|Letter to a Young Teacher|
|Accident, Awareness, and Actualization|
|Respect, Liking, Trust, and Fairness|
|Beginning to Teach|
|A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South|
|Selection From 36 Children|
|Selection From Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year|
|Teaching as the Practice of Freedom|
|Selection From Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling|
|The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children|
|White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies|
|Teaching Themes of Care|
|Teaching as Work|
|Prologue from Horace's Compromise|
|Selection From My Posse Don't Do Homework|
|"What Teachers Make or Objection Overruled, or If things don't work out, you can always go to law school"|
|Teaching as Social Activism|
|Selection From Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools|
|"Should the Teacher Always Be Neutral?"|
|Selection From Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry|
|Myths and Stereotypes About Teaching|
|Selection From To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher|
|Selections From School Is Hell: Lesson 6: The 9 Types of Grade School Teachers and Lesson 13: The 9 Types of High School Teachers|
|Teaching and Sexuality|
|The Teacher from Winesburg, Ohio|
|Selection From Socrates, Plato, and Guys Like Me: Confessions of a Gay Schoolteacher|
|About the Editor|
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