The Teacher in American Society: A Critical Anthology
By: Eugene F. Provenzo (editor)Paperback
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"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 primary and secondary teachers. It does so through reading from a wide range of historical, sociological, and literary sources. 'The anthology' references 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.
Gene Provenzo is one of the nation's leading scholars in the foundations of education. He holds the rank of full professor at the University of Miami. He has won numerous awards throughout his career in both teaching and research and sits on many editorial boards. He has authored over ten books and has contributed chapters to many more. He has authored scores of articles in a wide range of areas in education. His recent projects include Teaching, Learning, and Schooling (Allyn & Bacon, 2002), a critically-oriented introduction to the foundations of education textbook, and the forthcoming Readings in Educational Thought (SAGE, 2005).
Preface Introduction Part I: On Being a Teacher 1. Letter to a Young Teacher - Joseph Featherstone 2. Accident, Awareness, and Actualization - Nel Noddings 3. Respect, Liking, Trust, and Fairness - Kathleen Cushman Part II: Beginning to Teach 4. A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South - W. E. B. Du Bois 5. Selection From 36 Children - Herbert Kohl 6. Selection From Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year - Esme Raji Codell Part III: Teaching as the Practice of Freedom 7. Selection From Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling - John Taylor Gatto 8. Engaged Pedagogy - bell hooks Part IV: Teaching Others 9. The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children - Lisa D. Delpit 10. White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies - Peggy McIntosh 11. Teaching Themes of Care - Nel Noddings Part V: Teaching as Work 12. Prologue from Horace's Compromise - Theodore R. Sizer 13. Selection From My Posse Don't Do Homework - Louanne Johnson 14. "What Teachers Make or Objection Overruled, or If things don't work out, you can always go to law school" - Taylor Mali Part VI: Teaching as Social Activism 15. Selection From Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools - Jonathan Kozol 16. "Should the Teacher Always Be Neutral?" - George S. Counts 17. Selection From Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor Part VII: Myths and Stereotypes About Teaching 18. Selection From To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher - William Ayers 19.Selections From School Is Hell: Lesson 6: The 9 Types of Grade School Teachers and Lesson 13: The 9 Types of High School Teachers - Matt Groening Part VIII: Teaching and Sexuality 20. The Teacher from Winesburg, Ohio - Sherwood Anderson 21. Selection From Socrates, Plato, and Guys Like Me: Confessions of a Gay Schoolteacher - Eric Rofes Index About the Editor
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