The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom

The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom

by Stephen D. Brookfield
     
 

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Praise for the First Edition of The Skillful Teacher

"Insights and practical suggestions to college educators for whom teaching students is a major part of their professional responsibility. . . . [Brookfield] will become to the field of education what Peter Drucker has become to management: a scholar who educates and influences practitioners in

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Praise for the First Edition of The Skillful Teacher

"Insights and practical suggestions to college educators for whom teaching students is a major part of their professional responsibility. . . . [Brookfield] will become to the field of education what Peter Drucker has become to management: a scholar who educates and influences practitioners in the field through incisive and challenging writing."
—Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education

"Readable, innovative, and perceptive. . . . The final chapters on the political realities and phenomenological truths of college teaching alone are worth the price of the book, especially for prospective, new, or veteran college, adult, or continuing education teachers."
Choice

"In an educational world that seems to be dominated by prescriptive exhortations. . .this book provides a refreshing step back from those preoccupations to look at the human relations that always are at play between teacher and student and between student and student."
TESL Canada Journal

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Brookfield draws on 20 years of teaching adults to discuss the major demands, dilemmas, and problems of college teaching and analyze them in an informative and helpful way. He offers clear, jargon-free, and unpretentious guidance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"Insights and practical suggestions to college educators for whom teaching students is a major part of their professional responsibility. . . . [Brookfield] will become to the field of education what Peter Drucker has become to management: a scholar who educates and influences practitioners in the field through incisive and challenging writing."—Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education

"Readable, innovative, and perceptive. . . . The final chapters on the political realities and phenomenological truths of college teaching alone are worth the price of the book, especially for prospective, new, or veteran college, adult, or continuing education teachers."—Choice

"In an educational world that seems to be dominated by prescriptive exhortations. . .this book provides a refreshing step back from those preoccupations to look at the human relations that always are at play between teacher and student and between student and student."—TESL Canada Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470569474
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
519 KB

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Meet the Author

Stephen D. Brookfield is Distinguished University Professor at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Prior to moving to Minnesota, he was professor in the Department of Higher and Adult Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he is still adjunct professor. A four-time winner of the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education, he is the author of numerous books on teaching including Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher, Developing Critical Thinkers, The Power of Critical Theory, and Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning.

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