Hugging the Middle How Teachers Teach in an Era of Testing and Accountability

ISBN-10: 0807749354
ISBN-13: 9780807749357
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 3/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Larry Cuban's How Teachers Taught has been widely acclaimed as a pathbreaking text on the history and evolution of classroom teaching. Now Cuban brings his great experience as a classroom teacher, superintendent, and researcher to this highly anticipated follow-up to his groundbreaking work. Focusing on three diverse school districts (Arlington, Virginia; Denver, Colorado; Oakland, California), Hugging the Middle offers an incisive portrayal of how teachers teach now. It is a revealing look at a range of current, workable pedagogical options educators are using to engage students while satisfying parents and policymakers-options that succeed by creating hybrid practices that combine both teacher-centered approaches (e.g., mostly direct instruction, textbooks, lectures) with student-centered ones (e.g., team projects on real-world problems, independent learning, small-groupwork). This book serves as a state-of-the-profession assessment in an era of top-down educational policy.

Charles M. Payne is Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of African American studies, History and Sociology at Duke University. He is the author of the prize-winning I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement .

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