Rethinking Language Arts: Passion and Practice / Edition 2

Rethinking Language Arts: Passion and Practice / Edition 2

by Nina Zaragoza
     
 

ISBN-10: 041593172X

ISBN-13: 9780415931724

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Rethinking Language Arts: Passion and Practice, Second Edition, author Nina Zaragoza uses the form of letters to her students to engage pre-service teachers in reevaluating teaching practices, thus bringing to life a vision of an alternative classroom environment in which the teacher is the prime mover and creative leader. Zaragoza discusses…  See more details below

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In Rethinking Language Arts: Passion and Practice, Second Edition, author Nina Zaragoza uses the form of letters to her students to engage pre-service teachers in reevaluating teaching practices, thus bringing to life a vision of an alternative classroom environment in which the teacher is the prime mover and creative leader. Zaragoza discusses and explains the need for teachers to be decision makers, reflective thinkers, political beings, and agents of social change in order to create a positive and inclusive classroom setting. This book is both a critical text that deconstructs the way language arts are traditionally taught in our schools as well as a visionary text with clear, no-nonsense directions on how to provide much needed change in our schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415931724
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Series:
Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Letter 1Introduction1
Letter 2The Reflective Educator: Rethinking the Teacher as Practitioner5
Letter 3Teaching within Community: Rethinking Blocked Schedules21
Letter 4Broadening Our Definitions: Rethinking What We Say about Our Children and Their Learning33
Letter 5Children as Authors in a Writers' Workshop: Rethinking "My Summer Vacation"39
Letter 6Teaching as Human Community: Rethinking the Bluebirds, Robins, and Buzzards67
Letter 7Allowing Students to Think: Rethinking "Teaching Students What to Think"99
Letter 8Playwrights in Action: Rethinking Poetry and Drama in the Classroom109
Letter 9Authentic Evaluation: Rethinking the Friday Spelling Tests141
Letter 10The Nature of Instruction: Rethinking Objectives, Procedures, and Evaluation171
Letter 11Classroom Interactions: Rethinking Classroom Management189
Letter 12But Where's Your Desk? Rethinking Classroom Design211
Letter 13For Now, Farewell: Rethinking Getting the Children Ready for Next Year213
Letter 14P.S.: Some Last Thoughts221
References223
Index225

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