Retracing the Journey: Teaching and Learning in an American High School

Retracing the Journey: Teaching and Learning in an American High School

By: Leila Christenbury (author), Deborah Appleman (foreword_author)Paperback

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Leila Christenbury is well known as a writer and researcher in English Education: her classic book ""Making the Journey"", now in its third edition, has been a guide to countless middle and high school language arts teachers. In her new book, this veteran teacher and teacher educator reveals what did and - more surprisingly - did not happen when she returned to the high school classroom after a hiatus of many years. Exploring her experiences in light of current teacher preparation reform efforts, the author's compelling narrative is a continuation of her earlier work that will resonate with those concerned about the state of today's American secondary education.In addition to personal reflections on her practice, Christenbury also: provides specific recommendations for enhancing the English classroom; explores the state of the American comprehensive high school and the fiction of excellence; examines the role of school in relation to the suburban middle class; addresses a number of problem areas: the timing of high stakes tests, policies regarding academic regulations, the uncritical adoption of a college ""model,"" the widening use of dual enrollment courses, and more.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780807748053
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9780807748053
  • ISBN10: 0807748056

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