Honored but Invisible An Inside Look at Teaching in Community Colleges

ISBN-10: 0415921651
ISBN-13: 9780415921657
Edition: 1999
Authors: W. Norton Grubb
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Description: Based on extensive research on community college teaching to date, this book examines the nature of teaching and the institutional forces that shape it. It documents teaching practices of teachers who learn to teach by trial and error.

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Book details

List price: $55.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/2/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Based on extensive research on community college teaching to date, this book examines the nature of teaching and the institutional forces that shape it. It documents teaching practices of teachers who learn to teach by trial and error.

W. Norton Grubb is the David Pierpont Gardner Professor in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the faculty coordinator of the Principal Leadership Institute, a program to prepare principals for urban schools. In addition to conducting wide-ranging research, he provides workshops for secondary and community college instructors and administrators, presenting different approaches to reform. He has also participated in public policy efforts such as the California Master Plan Commission and National Research Council Committee on high school motivation. His recent books include The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling; Honored But Invisible: An Inside Look at Teaching in Community Colleges; and Learning to Work: The Case for Reintegrating Education and Job Training.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Who Cares for Teaching in Community Colleges? The Rationale and Methodology of Our Inquiry
Instructors' Approaches to Pedagogy and the Multiple Conceptions of "Good Teaching"
The Modal Classroom: The Varieties of Lecture/Discussion
Lecture/Workshop and "Hands-On" Learning: The Complexities of Occupational Instruction
Literacy Practices in the Classroom: The Foundation of Schooling
Remedial/Developmental Education: The Best and the Worst
Standards and Content: The Special Dilemmas of Community Colleges
Innovative Practices: The Pedagogical and Institutional Challenges
The Institutional Influences on Teaching: The Potential Power of "Teaching Colleges"
Funding and Policy: The Neglect of Teaching
Alternative Futures: Creating the "Teaching College"
References
Appendix
Index

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