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Educational Foundations : An Anthology of Critical Readings

Educational Foundations : An Anthology of Critical Readings - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761930310

Cover of Educational Foundations : An Anthology of Critical Readings 04 (ISBN 978-0761930310)
ISBN13: 978-0761930310
ISBN10: 0761930310
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Educational Foundations : An Anthology of Critical Readings - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0761930310

Alan S. Canestrari and Bruce A. Marlowe

ISBN13: 978-0761930310
ISBN10: 0761930310
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

"Its greatest strength is potentially in its use of some classic pieces ( and voices) in combination with a spread of contemporary voices in subsectors of education."
--Dr. Fred Bedelle, Jr., Dean of Graduate Studies, Lincoln Memorial University

"The authors have here assembled a wonderful collection of classic and new essays by some of the masters in the field. You will experience the exhilarating highs and crushing lows that teaching offers. If you can't get engaged with these essays, check your pulse to make sure you still have one."
--Gerald W. Bracey, George Mason University and High/Scope Educational Research
Foundation

Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings provides an exciting alternative to foundations texts currently on the market. 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. Editors Alan S. Canestrari and Bruce A. Marlowe have collected two dozen provocative, engaging essays to challenge students, professors, and administrators with the following questions:

- Why teach?

- Who are today's students?

- What makes a good teacher?

- How should we assess student learning?

- What does a good school look like?

- How does one develop a critical voice?

The chapter authors address these questions in a bold and refreshing way. Their views are unapologetically politicized, and are informed by decades of experience as teachers, principals, and policy-makers. The collection challenges readers to take a hard look at traditional education practice, and encourages students to become critical, reflective practitioners upon entering the field.

Key Features

- Offers selections written by authors who employ a critical voice and encourage students and teachers to find their own

- Forms a platform for discussion and debate that may be used by instructors to increase student knowledge of pedagogy and to provide authentic opportunities to think critically about teaching and learning

- Combines already published essays by experts in the field with entries written specifically for this collection

- Begins each section with introductory vignettes that summarize key concepts

Contributors

Mortimer Adler

William Ayers

Martin Brooks

Jacqueline Grennon Brooks

Esme Codell

Lisa Delpit

Robert DiGiulio

Paulo Freire

John Gatto

Henry Giroux

Alfie Kohn

Jonathan Kozol

Bruce Marlowe

A.S. Neill

Thomas Newkirk

Sonia Nieto

Susan Ohanian

Marilyn Page

Neil Postman

Mona Sapon-Shevin

Theodore Sizer

Elliot Washor

Charles Weingartner

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Why Teach? p. 1
Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year p. 3
The Green Monongahela p. 8
Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools p. 15
Horace's Compromise p. 21
Who Are Today's Students? p. 33
What Should Teachers Do? Ebonics and Culturally Responsive Instruction p. 35
Racism, Discrimination, and Expectations of Students' Achievement p. 44
Full Inclusion as Disclosing Tablet: Revealing the Flaws in Our Present System p. 64
Making the Most of the Classroom Mosaic p. 78
What Makes a Good Teacher? p. 97
The Banking Concept of Education p. 99
On Stir-and-Serve Recipes for Teaching p. 112
Psst ... It Ain't About the Tests: It's Still About Great Teaching p. 120
So What Do You Do Now? p. 126
What Do Good Schools Look Like? p. 139
The Paideia Proposal: Rediscovering the Essence of Education p. 141
When Learning Matters: Using Learning Plans to Educate One Student at a Time p. 150
What to Look for in a Classroom p. 161
The Idea of Summerhill p. 165
How Should We Assess Student Learning? p. 173
Grading: The Issue Is Not How But Why? p. 175
The Courage to Be Constructivist p. 184
The Standards Fraud p. 195
A Mania for Rubrics p. 199
How Does One Develop a Critical Voice? p. 203
Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals p. 205
Resistance and Courage p. 213
Speaking in a Critical Voice p. 217
Developing a Critical Voice p. 222
Epilogue p. 229
Index p. 239
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