What Keeps Teachers Going?

ISBN-10: 0807743119
ISBN-13: 9780807743119
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 4/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Teaching as Evolution
Lessons Learned Along the Way
The Promise of Multicultural Education
The Sociopolitical Context of Education
Teachers Make a Difference
Teaching as Autobiography
Remembering What Brought Them to Teaching
Teacher Autobiographies
Sidewalk School
My Journey
I Teach Who I Am
The Power of Connection
The Book Chart
Postscript: A Response from the Editor
Teaching as Love
Effective Teachers of Urban Students
Respecting and Affirming Students' Identities
Care and Respect: Beyond Hugs and Other Displays of Affection
Judith Baker's Tough Problem
Educational Reform and Caring
My Persistent Dilemma
On Teaching Metaphors and Caring
Teaching as Gardening
"A Fundamental Belief" in Students
Teaching as Hope and Possibility
The Promise of Public Education
Education Was My Way Out
Faith in Their Own Abilities as Teachers
Confidence in Colleagues and the Next Generation of Teachers
"You Heal, You Help, You Love ..."
Teaching as Anger and Desperation
When Teachers Are Angry
Bureaucratic Restructuring
The More Things Change ...
The Nature of "The System"
On Homemade Protractors and the Will to Fight
Indignity at the Lack of Respect
Desperation
Considering Retirement at 26
Moving Beyond the Anger
Postscript
Teaching as Intellectual Work
The Need for Adult Conversations
The Call to Write
Understanding Through Writing
Writing to Improve Curriculum
Puerto Rican Arts in a Social Context
Is Teaching Rational?
Obsessed by Mindful Teaching
Sustaining Community in Teaching
Teaching as Democratic Practice
The Struggle for Equal Education
Racism in Schools and Society
Teaching as Educational Justice
Letter to a New Teacher
Teaching for Democracy
A Way to Live in the World
Finding Equilibrium
Teaching as Shaping Futures
The Power of Their Words
Teachers Change Lives Forever
Teachers Change Lives Forever
Final Thoughts: What Keeps Teachers Going in Spite of Everything?
Lessons from the Work of Teachers
Rethinking Professional Development
Restructuring Schools
Developing New National Priorities for Teaching
Notes
References
Index
About the Author

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