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Teaching the Children We Fear Lessons from the Front

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ISBN-10: 1572736739

ISBN-13: 9781572736733

Edition: 2007

Authors: Terry Jo Smith, William Pink, George W. Noblit

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This teacher narrative draws on several years of teaching children and adolescents who are deemed severe emotionally disordered by the public school system. The stories told in this volume are written as a means inquiry into constraints and possibilities of working meaningfully with students who are often resistant and untrusting. The book provides a multilayered contextual analysis into the politics of difference and how they are played out in four public schools over eight years. Because the narrative evolves out of life in the classroom, it broaches a broad range of topics from violence to curriculum, from fear to love.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Hampton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Terry Jo Smith is an Associate Professor of Special Education at National Louis-University in Chicago.nbsp; She has extensive experience teaching students labeled emotionally/behaviorally disordered in inner-city schools.nbsp; She has an abiding interest in teacher research, particularly in relationship to the social, cultural and political dimensions of schooling and how these are enacted in school relationships and curriculum.nbsp; She has worked with a group of teacher/researchers for several years, researching the impact of constructivist pedagogy in a broad range of educational settings.nbsp; Currently, she is engaging in research at a school in a youth detention center where she is…    

George W. Noblit became a sociologist in the 1970s, a time of turbulent social change. Research on crime, delinquency and deviance led to a focus on schooling in the lives and futures of youth.Through a study of school desegregation, he began a program of research on the social construction of race, using ethnographic research to study schools and other educational scenes. Noblit is intrigued with how knowledge--often taken as good in its own right--is implicated in creating the very problems it is asked to solve.Noblit studies the various ways knowledge is constructed and how the competition over which knowledge counts construct powers and difference. This process means exploring both the…