Hope, Intolerance, And Greed

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In many ways America is in worse shape than before the first Watts riots occurred over 25 years ago. Intolerance is still abundant; greed is very much alive; and hope held by many at the bottom has been dimmed, if not extinguished. For our country to become everything it is capable of becoming and everything our ancestors dreamed, education cannot continue as usual. Ours is a great country, but when even one of its citizens is made to feel less than human or is robbed of their dignity, something is wrong. Hope, ...

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Overview

In many ways America is in worse shape than before the first Watts riots occurred over 25 years ago. Intolerance is still abundant; greed is very much alive; and hope held by many at the bottom has been dimmed, if not extinguished. For our country to become everything it is capable of becoming and everything our ancestors dreamed, education cannot continue as usual. Ours is a great country, but when even one of its citizens is made to feel less than human or is robbed of their dignity, something is wrong. Hope, Intolerance, and Greed: A Reality Check for Teachers encourages teachers to question the status quo and to reexamine their power to influence the direction our country takes into the 21st century. It also encourages teachers to acknowledge the realities that exist, teach the rejection of violence, and promote an awareness and understanding of people as individuals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275948214
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/16/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

DEBRA J. ANDERSON is Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

ROBERT L. MAJOR is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Mankato State University.

RICHARD R. MITCHELL is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Mankato State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Acknowledging Current Realities and Empowering Teachers through Professional Development and the Curriculum 1
1 Tolerance and Intolerance 3
2 Rethinking the Curriculum: What America Needs to Learn 13
3 The Hidden Curriculum: What We Unintentionally Teach and Learn 21
4 An Untapped Source of Hope: Elementary and Secondary Teachers Mentoring One Another 27
5 Socially Inconsiderate People 33
Pt. 2 Attitudes toward and Perceptions of Greed, Ethics, Morals, Values, and Indifference 39
6 Greed 41
7 Ethics 47
8 Values 61
9 Morals 71
10 Indifference 83
Pt. 3 Education As a Source of Hope 89
11 Hope 91
12 Optimism versus Pessimism 99
13 Self-Concept: Creating Your Own Rainbows 107
14 Resilient Children 121
15 Teaching Nonviolence 131
16 America's Least Expensive, Most Powerful, Most Available Resource: Reading Aloud 141
References 147
Index 161
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