Teaching For Social Justice

Teaching For Social Justice

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by William Ayers
     
 

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Democracy and Education has been the leading voice of the nineties for engaged teaching. Teaching for Social Justice collects the best of the journal.

Featuring a unique mix of hands-on, historical, and inspirational writings, the topics covered include education through social action, writing and community building, and adult literacy. An extensive

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Democracy and Education has been the leading voice of the nineties for engaged teaching. Teaching for Social Justice collects the best of the journal.

Featuring a unique mix of hands-on, historical, and inspirational writings, the topics covered include education through social action, writing and community building, and adult literacy. An extensive “teacher file” and resource section survey teaching tools from curricula to activist-oriented websites. Next in The New Press’s award-winning education publishing program, Teaching for Social Justice engages parents, citizens, students, and teachers in a conversation about the basis for education in a democracy.

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Library Journal
Most accessible but not limited to graduate students and faculty, this is a wide-ranging anthology of articles/readings originally published in the education serial Democracy and Education. It is an enlightening book whose topics include community building, adult literacy, empowerment, diversity education, responsibility, social action education, and writing. "Teaching for social justice" is teaching what one believes ought to be in terms of material arrangements for people in all spheres of society, i.e., reflective experiential responses leading to action. Writers represented are Michael Apple, Jonathan Kozol, Herbert Kohl, Henry Giroux, and 42 others. An extensive bibliography and a list of organizations, periodicals, web sites, and Popular Education institutes round out the text. Editors Ayers (Univ. of Illinois), Jean Anne Hunt (editor, Democracy and Education), and Therese Quinn (doctoral candidate, Univ. of Illinois) have put together a useful resource for academic collections.--Scott R. Johnson, Meridian Community Coll. Lib., MS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565844209
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
08/15/1998
Pages:
326
Sales rank:
768,166
Product dimensions:
0.78(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author


William Ayers is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired). He co-edited City Kids, City Teachers; Teaching for Social Justice; Zero Tolerance; and City Kids, City Schools (all available from The New Press).

Jean Ann Hunt, editor of Democracy and Education, is coordinator for the Institute for Democracy in Education.

Therese Quinn is chair and associate professor of art history and the director of the Museum and Exhibition Studies program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a co-editor (with William Ayers and Jean Ann Hunt) of Teaching for Social Justice: A Democracy and Education Reader (The New Press).

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was required for a graduate course I took in the summer of 2002. In this book, you will meet teachers who deal with the trials and tribulations of their profession. Although these teachers come from different walks of life, one common thread binds them all-their ultimate purpose is to teach social justice. You will meet women in a GED program, a teacher who triumphs over adversity in trying to teach his elementary school student the meaning of responsibility, and so much more. This book does what so many textbooks on educational psychology fail to do-it gives insight into the reality of teaching. Congratulations to Ayers, Quinn, and Hunt for crafting such a fine work.