We Don't Need Another Hero Struggle, Hope, and Possibility in the Age of High-Stakes Schooling

ISBN-10: 0807753505

ISBN-13: 9780807753507

Edition: 2012

Authors: Gregory Michie, Alan Lockwood

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In his latest book, bestselling author Gregory Michie critiques high-stakes schooling and provides a powerful alternative vision of teaching as a humanistic enterprise, students as multidimensional beings, and schools as spaces where young people can imagine and become, not just "achieve." Drawing on his experiences over the past two decades as a classroom teacher, community volunteer, researcher, and teacher educator in Chicago's public schools, Michie offers compelling accounts of teaching and learning in urban America. Mindful of the complex realities educators face, he portrays urban schools as they really are: sites of struggle, hope, and possibility. At a time when others relentlessly trumpet a competitive, data-driven, corporatized notion of education, the essays in We Don't Need Another Hero challenge the dominant images of failing urban schools and bad teachers. Like Michie's now classic Holler If You Hear Me, this book gives much-needed hope to new and seasoned teachers alike. It is also an important resource for school administrators, policymakers, parents, and anyone who wants to better understand what is really happening in American schools.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 11/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The author earned his AB (philosophy), JD (corporate law), and MBA (finance) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked as a computer programmer, corporate attorney, business executive, and consultant. Politically, he describes himself as a pragmatic libertarian and conservative.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Teaching
Teaching in the Undertow: Resisting the Pull of Schooling-as-Usual
All Together Now
We Don't Need Another Hero
From the Trading Floor to the Classroom: Charlie's Story
Seeing, Hearing, and Talking Race: Lessons for White Teachers from Teachers of Color
Fire and Water: Reflections on Teaching in the City
Youth on the Margins
Juan at 16
Some Kind of Justice
Ground Zero
A Real Alternative: Tragedy and Hope on Chicago's South Side
At the Edges of a Dream
The Bigger Picture
Elephants in the Room
Another Path Is Possible
The Trouble with "Innovation" in Schools
Race to the Top of What?: In Search of the Democratic Ideal in Education
Notes
References
Index
About the Author
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