Teaching for Joy and Justice : Re-Imagining the Language Arts Classroom

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/31/2009
  • Publisher: Rethinking Schools Ltd

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Christensen demonstrates how she draws on students' lives and the world to teach poetry, essays, narratives, and critical literacy skills. Teaching for Joy and Justice reveals what happens when a teacher treats all students as intellectuals, instead of intellectually challenged. Part autobiography, part curriculum guide, part critique of today's numbing standardized mandates, this book sings with hope-born of Christensen's more than 30 years as a classroom teacher, language arts specialist, and teacher educator.

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