Approaches to Teaching

ISBN-10: 0807749826

ISBN-13: 9780807749821

Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Gary D. Fenstermacher, Jonas F. Soltis, Matthew N. Sanger, Michael Graves

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This popular text continues using the format of the three approaches-The Executive, The Facilitator, and The Liberationist. For the Fifth Edition, the authors add four new case studies: "Scripted Teaching," "Accountability and Merit," "What is the Value of Caring Relationships?" and "School Funding." Using these and other realistic case studies, they explore the strengths and weaknesses of each approach so that teachers can critically assess their own philosophical positions on teaching. Teachers are urged to ask themselves such questions as: What is the main goal of teaching? What is the most important purpose of education? What do I expect my students to eventually become? Is the way I structure my teaching influenced by how I view my role and goals? This updated edition also adds a new section called "Topics and Resources" to encourage further inquiry into teaching.
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List price: $23.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 9/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Gary D. Fenstermacher is Professor of Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jonas F. Soltis is William Heard Kilpatrick Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Matthew N. Sanger is Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations at Idaho State University.

Michael Graves is the Armerding Chair of Biblical Studies and associate professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois. He is also the author ofJerome's Hebrew Philology

A Note to Readers
To the Instructor
Approaches to Teaching
Three Teachers
The Amazing Glasses
Three Approaches to Teaching
The Common Framework: Maker
Using Maker with the Approaches
The Executive Approach
Managing Your Classroom
Managing Time in the Classroom
Features of This Approach
The Maker Framework
Historical Roots
Teaching for Student Achievement
The Complexity of Modern Schooling
The Facilitator Approach
Your Middle School English Class
Historical Background
Humanistic Psychology
Normative Considerations
Existential Roots
Care Pedagogy
Facilitating Identity
Multiple Intelligences
The Liberationist Approach
Origins of This Approach
Features of the Liberationist Approach
Your High School Class
Manner in Teaching
The Element of Knowledge
Emancipatory Teaching
Democratic Citizenship
Social Justice and Identity
Reflections on the Three Approaches
A Synoptic View
Critical Perspectives on the Executive Approach
Critical Perspectives on the Facilitator Approach
Forging National Identity
Critical Perspectives on the Liberationist Approach
Democracy, Identity, and Diversity
Developing Your Approach to Teaching
Three Ideas, Three Approaches
Becoming All Three
Cases and Disputes
Grading Policies
School and Approach Mismatch
Teacher-Engineer or Artist?
Individualized Learning
How Much Control Is Too Much?
Workbook Dilemma
A New Science Kit
Scripted Teaching
Accountability and Merit
Individual and Societal Needs
Curing Shyness
What Standard Shall We Use?
Teaching "Relevant" Literature
Teacher and Mother?
What Is the Value of Caring Relationships?
Freedom and Indoctrination
Too Young to Be Critical?
Education for Life
Freedom of Speech?
Mass or Class Culture?
Different Learning Styles
Compatibility of Approaches
E Pluribus Unum
Go Fly a Kite
Topics and Resources
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