Modern Fiction about School Teaching: An Anthology / Edition 1

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'This is an exceedingly engaging story that allows the reader to see...into the wishful mind of a teacher who has no satisfactory answers for his children, but instead fabricates a scenario that might actually help explain why 'life is that which gives meaning to life.''--Dr. Robert Donmoyer, The Ohio State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205152506
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 333
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Teaching and Learning 1
The Heart of This or That Man 3
Peyo Merce: English Teacher 9
A Country Boy Withdraws from School 12
Excerpt from Staggerford 16
The Boy Who Couldn't Read 21
Grade 5B and the Well-Fed Rat 28
Ch. 2 Connections and Relationships 33
El Tim 36
Rules and Secrets 41
Class Wars 47
Doctor Jack-o'-Lantern 53
Untimely Aid 62
Robert 66
Ch. 3 Families 75
You Know What, Teacher? 77
The Boy Without a Flag 83
The Exercise 92
The Second-Grade Mind 96
The Bufords 106
Father's Help 113
Ch. 4 Special Challenges 117
The Blue Eagle 120
A Wreath for Miss Totten 128
Space Is a Solid: Kari Lee 134
Class Outing 137
Little Brown Jesus 145
Ch. 5 A Child's Point of View 149
The First Day 151
Fun with a Stranger 154
The First Robin in the World 160
Books 167
Her 174
The Fun They Had 179
Ch. 6 Pride and Prejudices 181
The Boy Who Painted Christ Black 183
See How They Run 187
As the Night the Day 199
Limbo 206
Revenge 211
Ch. 7 Rewards and Privileges 219
Awards 221
Rebecca by Any Other Name 225
Discipline 230
All Little Colored Children Should Play the Harmonica 237
The Wrong Lunch Line 244
Ch. 8 The World Beyond 247
Ricardo's War 249
Citizens of the Third Grade 256
How I Became a Jew 261
The Day We Discovered We Were Black 269
Ch. 9 The World of Imagination 273
The Windows of Wonder 275
The Believing Child 278
The Anything Box 287
Kindergarten 295
Ch. 10 Life and Death 297
The School 299
Death and Transfiguration of a Teacher 301
Gryphon 303
Death in the Fifth Grade 313
Appendix 316
Notes on the Authors 317
Bibliography 325
Subject Index 327
Index 333
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