Stories of Teaching: A Foundation for Educational Renewal / Edition 1by Stephen L. Preskill, Robin Smith Jacobvitz
Pub. Date: 05/25/2000
This unique and compelling collection of stories emphasizes the challenges and joys of teaching that inspire teachers to commit themselves to a profession that is adventurous, generous, and nurturing. It is the only book of its kind to combine highlights and the analysis of stories written by skilled teachers with a discussion of the history of teaching/b>… See more details below
This unique and compelling collection of stories emphasizes the challenges and joys of teaching that inspire teachers to commit themselves to a profession that is adventurous, generous, and nurturing. It is the only book of its kind to combine highlights and the analysis of stories written by skilled teachers with a discussion of the history of teaching narratives. The book contains chapters on the history of teaching narratives and the methods used to entice teachers to write their own stories of teaching. This inspires teachers to personalize their own teaching role, to see their own evolution, and to reflect on their experiences and what they have learned. Narratives by Kozol, Rose, Tompkins, and Paley are analyzed and showcased to familiarize readers with the writings of several experts in the field. For use at in-service teacher seminars, or for anyone considering a career in the field of education.
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Table of Contents(NOTE: Chapters 1-8 include Conclusion, Study Questions, and References.)
1. Stories as a Way of Knowing and Growing.
Reading Outstanding Teacher Narratives. The Pursuit of Educational Renewal. Professional and Personal Growth through Well-Crafted Teacher Narratives. Six Narrative Forms. The Value of Summarizing and Interpreting Teacher Narratives.
2. A Historical Perspective on Teacher Narratives.
Autobiography of Daniel Payne. Locke Amsden by Daniel P. Thompson. Edward Eggleston's The Hoosier Schoolmaster. The Journals of Charlotte Forten. Leonard Covello's The Heart Is the Teacher. Angelo Patri's A Schoolmaster of the Great City. Carolyn Pratt's I Learn from Children. Julia Weber Gordon's Country School Diary.
3. The Narrative of Social Criticism.
Jonathan Kozol: Savage Equalities Then and Now. Marva Collins: Critique and Action. Ira Shor and a Narrative of Student Empowerment. Excerpt from Death At An Early Age by Jonathan Kozol.
4. The Narrative of Induction and Apprenticeship.
Robert Inchausti: Learning to Teach from a Master. James Herndon: Freedom, Irony, and the Search for Educational Relevance. Patricia Schmidt: The Quest for Meaning in Life and Work. Excerpt from Spitwad Sutras by Robert Inchausti.
5. The Narrative of Reflective Practice.
White Teacher. Kwanzaa and Me. The Boy Who Would Be a Helicopter. You Can't Say You Can't Play. The Girl with the Brown Crayon. Excerpt from You Can't Say You Can't Play by Vivian Paley.
6. The Narrative of Journey.
Mike Rose: A Lifetime of Teaching, Learning, and Crossing Boundaries. Howard Gardner: The Teacher as Scholar of Learning. Jane Tompkins: Teaching for Transformation and Wholeness. Excerpt from Lives on the Boundary by Mike Rose. Excerpt from A Life in School by Jane Tompkins.
7. The Narrative of Hope.
Herb Kohl and the Discipline of Hope. Paulo Freire and the Pedagogy of Hope. Garret Keizer and the Imperative of Hope. Excerpt from No Place But Here by Garret Keizer. Excerpt from Pedagogy of Hope by Paulo Freire.
8. The Narrative of Freedom.
Formative Years. Scholarship Student and Advanced Study. A Life in Teaching. Excerpt from Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks.
9. Writing Your Teaching Story.
Narrative Imagination in Teachers. Narrative in the Service of Educational Renewal. Narrative in Service of “The Undivided Self.” Authorship of Your Teaching Story. Journal Writing for Growth. How to Write a Teaching Story. Twenty Topics for Narrative Essays. Questions for Writing Different Types of Narratives. Books of Advice on Writing Personal Essays and Memoirs. References.
Maintain a Sense of Mission about the Importance of Teaching. Exhibit a Love and Compassion for Students. Determine Ways to Build on Student Strengths. Exhibit a Clear Sense of Meaning and Direction. Guide Their Work with a Quest for the Worthwhile and Just. Teachers Actively Involved in Self-Education. Teachers as Enablers. The Fourth Stage. References.
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