Twenty Teachers / Edition 1

Twenty Teachers / Edition 1

by Ken Macrorie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195049829

ISBN-13: 9780195049824

Pub. Date: 04/28/1987

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The rare and exceptional teacher—one who could teach absolutely anything to anybody—is what Ken Macrorie set out to find among teachers of many different subjects at many different levels. The result of his search is 20 Teachers, a collection of revealing profiles in which outstanding educators explain what works for them in the classroom and why.

Overview

The rare and exceptional teacher—one who could teach absolutely anything to anybody—is what Ken Macrorie set out to find among teachers of many different subjects at many different levels. The result of his search is 20 Teachers, a collection of revealing profiles in which outstanding educators explain what works for them in the classroom and why. Macrorie's interviews with these professionals show an astonishing similarity in their beliefs, methods, and attitudes and the keys to their success with students from first grade to the graduate level.
Ranging from a woodworking instructor in a wealthy suburban school to an inner-city history teacher to a professor of space engineering, the teachers profiled here share a fundamental belief in putting choice and responsibility in the hands of their students, no matter what their age. Macrorie includes, in addition to the interviews, a summary chapter listing 43 items these teachers claim help learners to do "good works." Finally, in an "Open Letter About Schools," he explores the notion that schools have developed, often unwittingly, traditions that run counter to the way these educators work; he discusses the obstacles they face, from both within the system and without.
Twenty Teachers offers insights that will enable others to inspire learning in their students and voices a new and challenging view of today's educational system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195049824
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1987
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

1.Woodworking, Prep School3
2.Writing, High School11
3.Physical Education, Elementary School23
4.Literature, High School31
5."Remedial" English, University39
6.English as a Second Language, College49
7.Mathematics, College61
8.Environmental Studies, University71
9.Reading, Elementary School79
10.Photography, University93
11.Literature, College101
12.Speech Therapy, University113
13.Social Studies, High School123
14.Physics, High School137
15.Writing, Elementary School149
16.Acting, University163
17.Teaching Teachers, Graduate School175
18.Aerospace Engineering, University185
19.Mathematics and Computers, Private School201
20.Soldiering, Army216
What Enablers do229
Open Letter About Schools233

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