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Teaching Toward Democracy: Educators as Agents of Change
     

Teaching Toward Democracy: Educators as Agents of Change

by William Ayers, Kevin Kumashiro, Erica Meiners, Therese Quinn, David Stovall
 

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ISBN-10: 1594519285

ISBN-13: 9781594519284

Pub. Date: 07/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Teaching Toward Democracy examines the contested space of schooling and school reform with a focus on the unique challenges and opportunities that teaching in a democratic society provides. Teaching in and for democracy involves developing particular qualities of mind that teachers explore and work to develop as they become more effective educators. Some

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Teaching Toward Democracy examines the contested space of schooling and school reform with a focus on the unique challenges and opportunities that teaching in a democratic society provides. Teaching in and for democracy involves developing particular qualities of mind that teachers explore and work to develop as they become more effective educators. Some chapters open with familiar experiences in the lives of teachers in schools (working with parents and communities, or dealing with classroom discipline and management) and illuminate that “commonplace” in new, helpful, and sometimes startling, ways. Other chapters present possible interventions any teacher might make in any classroom – for example, using the arts as an organizing center and metaphor for teaching more generally, or rethinking the press of politics on our every day practice. This book foregrounds the central idea that democratic ideals are a necessary starting point and context in which to enact our teaching here and now.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594519284
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Series:
Teacher's Toolkit
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1 Opening the Classroom Door

Chapter 2 Slow, Active, and Surprising: Remaking Teaching Through the Arts

Chapter 3 Our Communities Deserve Justice! Social Justice Teaching and Community Building

Chapter 4 Resisting the Pedagogy of Punishment

Chapter 5 Improving Educational Policy: Reframing the Debate, Reclaiming Public Voice

Afterword

Index

About the Authors

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