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Teaching Selves
Teaching Selves (July 2001)
Identity, Pedagogy, and Teacher Education
Jane Danielewicz - Author

CHOICE 2001 Outstanding Academic Book

Through the experiences of six students who wish to become high school teachers, this book explores the process of what it means to be a teacher and proposes ten principles for identity development.

This is a book about how identities arise, in particular, about how individuals “become” teachers, and how pedagogy in teacher education programs...(Read More)
 
 
Day Late, Dollar Short
Day Late, Dollar Short (August 2000)
The Next Generation and the New Academy
Peter C. Herman - Editor

Explores how shifts in the job market and changes in university culture and administration have influenced the "post-theory" generation of literary critics.

This book explores how recent changes in university culture and administration have affected and will continue to affect the "next generation" of literary critics. How have these recent shifts in material conditions inflected the criticism, sense of the profession, and modes of sch...(Read More)
 
 
Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams
Collaborative Reform and Other Improbable Dreams (February 2000)
The Challenges of Professional Development Schools
Marilyn Johnston-Parsons - Editor
Patti Brosnan - Editor
Don Cramer - Editor
Tim Dove - Editor

Examines Professional Development Schools, or "teaching schools," and the myriad complex issues, from policy to personnel, that surround their operation.

This book discusses a ten-year process of teacher education reform at a major public research university (The Ohio State University) and the challenges that ensued. The thirteen Professional Development Schools (PDSs) described are diverse, yet they share a focus on school/university ...(Read More)
 
 
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors (February 2000)
Teachers and the Role of the Teachers' Lounge
Miriam Ben-Peretz - Author
Shifra Schonmann - Author
Philip W. Jackson - Foreword by

Provides insights into an uncharted territory in the educational environment of schools--the teachers' lounge.

What happens behind the closed doors of the teachers' lounge? Does the lounge provide more than a place to rest and maybe drink a cup of coffee between classes?
Behind Closed Doors examines the teachers' lounge as a site for the development of communal knowledge. While the book discusses an extensive qualitative stu...(Read More)
 
 
The Role of Self in Teacher Development
The Role of Self in Teacher Development (December 1998)
Richard P. Lipka - Editor
Thomas M. Brinthaupt - Editor

Reflects some of the major transition points in becoming a teacher and focuses explicitly on how issues of self and identity bear on these different points.

The Role of Self in Teacher Development explores some of the major transition points in becoming a teacher and focuses explicitly on how issues of self and identity bear on these different points. The contributors examine not only pre-service teachers, but al...(Read More)
 
 
Professional Development for Cooperative Learning
Professional Development for Cooperative Learning (July 1998)
Issues and Approaches
Celeste M. Brody - Editor
Neil Davidson - Editor

Describes different forms of professional development for cooperative learning and shows how the use of cooperative learning in professional development is leading to new insights into teaching and professional growth in schools.

"This book contains well-researched and complete models for the kind of staff development needed today. They represent a variety of perspectives that are all applicable to the educational trend...(Read More)
 
 
Redesigning Teacher Education
Redesigning Teacher Education (October 1997)
Alan R. Tom - Author

Explores the shortcomings of teacher education and proposes design principles for rethinking teacher preparation. Establishes a reform agenda for teacher education faculties.

Alan Tom is among the best at relating important issues in teacher education and a critical reading of the literature with his own professional experience. This book is ambitious. It lives up to the claim of examining political and institutional pro...(Read More)
 
 
Making Meaning of Whiteness
Making Meaning of Whiteness (July 1997)
Exploring Racial Identity with White Teachers
Alice McIntyre - Author

Describes how a group of white female student teachers examined their "whiteness" and developed ways of thinking critically about race and racism in educational practice.

McIntyre describes how a group of white middle- and upper-middle-class female student teachers examined their "whiteness" and how they, as current and future educators, might develop teaching strategies that aim to disrupt and eliminate the oppressivene...(Read More)
 
 
Empowering Ourselves and Transforming Schools
Empowering Ourselves and Transforming Schools (September 1996)
Educators Making a Difference
Judith W. Irwin - Author

Examines the forces that keep educators and students from feeling fully empowered. Contains self-help and planning activities for teachers and administrators interested in transforming schools.

"This book is a practical guide to empowering oneself and others. It will help readers to make significant changes in their educational settings. In an age of shared decision-making and site-based management, there is confusion about power and l...(Read More)
 
 
Teacher Thinking in Cultural Contexts
Teacher Thinking in Cultural Contexts (March 1996)
Francisco A. Rios - Editor

Explores how teachers think about students of color and/or a multicultural curriculum and presents opportunities for reconstructing teacher knowledge of the cultural context.

Francisco Rios' book sheds light on current scholarship around teacher thinking in cultural contexts and identifies promising practices that take into account context specific influences. He provides a theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding why te...(Read More)
 
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