Summary: The Second Edition of this anthology of critical readings is forstudents entering the teaching profession as well as those interested in carefully examining schools and schooling. The textfeatures contributions by provocative, engaging authors whose writing and opinions matterbecause their ideas work and their achievements as teachers, principals, and policy shapers are notable. Thereader is organized around the following questions: Why teach? Who are today's students? What ma ...show morekes a good teacher? How should we assess student learning? What does a good school look like? How does one develop a critical voice (in the face of State mandates, administrative edicts, and the continuous cycle of reform and retrenchment)? The readings are bold and refreshing, andtheir authorseschew unquestioning compliance.By taking a hard look at traditional educational practice, thecontributors to thisanthologyserve as models for the kind of reflective practitioners that its editors hope that students will become while in the field. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 2ND 09
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