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Going By The Book

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The plight of the new teacher has changed little during the last 30 years. Neophytes still confront the same conflicting demands--to foster students' academic development while controlling their behavior, often in crowded classrooms in ill-equipped and poorly administered schools. Thanks to five books, Isenberg (a 30-year veteran of urban classroom teaching) found solace and support. The five books are Up The Down Staircase, Teacher, How Children Fail, To Sir With Love, and 36 Children. As teaching narratives, ...

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Overview

The plight of the new teacher has changed little during the last 30 years. Neophytes still confront the same conflicting demands--to foster students' academic development while controlling their behavior, often in crowded classrooms in ill-equipped and poorly administered schools. Thanks to five books, Isenberg (a 30-year veteran of urban classroom teaching) found solace and support. The five books are Up The Down Staircase, Teacher, How Children Fail, To Sir With Love, and 36 Children. As teaching narratives, these best-selling writings of classroom teachers are a precious legacy of wisdom, inspiration, and experience. Going By The Book is the first published account of the role of teaching narratives in the ongoing professional development of a working teacher. It also serves to illustrate the importance of shared stories in maintaining the will to endure in the teaching profession.

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"[O]ffers the reader a thought provoking, yet readily accessible, blend of theory and practice. Highly recommended."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897893862
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/1994
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

JANE ISENBERG, Associate Professor of English at Hudson County Community College in New Jersey with a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from New York University, has over 30 years of experience in the urban classroom.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Stranger in a Strange Land 1
2 Teacher: Sylvia Ashton-Warner 17
3 Up the Down Staircase: Bel Kaufman 35
4 To Sir, with Love: E. R. Braithwaite 51
5 How Children Fail: John Holt 69
6 36 Children: Herbert Kohl 87
7 Teaching Narratives: Literature and Lore 103
Bibliography 131
Index 137
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