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Teaching to Change the World

ISBN-10: 0072982004
ISBN-13: 9780072982008
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Description: In 1998, the first edition of Teaching To Change The World broke new ground in teacher education by positioning the foundations and practices of American schooling in the context of the struggle for social justice, democratic communities, and a  More...

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Book details

List price: $88.75
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 5/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

In 1998, the first edition of Teaching To Change The World broke new ground in teacher education by positioning the foundations and practices of American schooling in the context of the struggle for social justice, democratic communities, and a better world. Indeed, "teaching to change the world” has become more than a book title; for thousands of individuals and for entire teacher education programs it is an everyday expression that embodies rigorous preparation and the highest professional aspirations for becoming a teacher. Author Jeannie Oakes was the founding director of UCLA’s Center X--the institutional home of the university’s teacher education program--a program based on the research and principles that Teaching To Change The World represents. Oakes draws from her distinguished research career as a sociologist of education to integrate the components of educational foundations into a thematic and ideological whole. The result is a sustainable theory of education that positions new teachers to be highly competent in the classroom, lifelong education reformers, and education leaders and partners with students and families. Co-author Martin Lipton brings to this book 31 years of classroom experience and a parallel career as education writer and consultant. His photographs of the book’s featured teachers and their students reveal that social justice classrooms are both ordinary and inspired.

The Foundations of American Schooling
The American Schooling Dilemma: Diversity, Inequality, and Democratic Values
History and Culture: Wrestling with the Traditions of American Education
Philosophy and Politics: The Struggle for the American Curriculum
The Practice of Teaching to Change the World
The Subject Matters: Making School Knowledge Meaningful
Instruction: Classrooms as Learning Communities
Assessment: Measuring What Matters
Classroom Management: Caring, Respectful, and Democratic Relationships
Grouping, Tracking, and Categorical Programs: Can Schools Teach All Children Well?
The Context of Teaching to Change the World
The School Culture: Where Good Teaching Makes Sense
The Community: Engaging with Families and Neighborhoods
Policy and Law: Rules to Make Schools Effective, Efficient, and Equitable
Teaching for the Long Haul
Teaching to Change the World: A Profession and a Hopeful Struggle

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