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Where He Stands

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The purpose of this book is to discuss some critical components of Albert Shanker's work in American education, first as a teacher, then as president of the AFT. This is done in the context of the developments that took place in the United States since 1902 and the formation of the AFT in 1916. It focuses on the elements of leadership that were critical to the development of the United States from that time to the present. It presents these developments in the context of Shanker's involvement since 1964. It also ...

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Overview

The purpose of this book is to discuss some critical components of Albert Shanker's work in American education, first as a teacher, then as president of the AFT. This is done in the context of the developments that took place in the United States since 1902 and the formation of the AFT in 1916. It focuses on the elements of leadership that were critical to the development of the United States from that time to the present. It presents these developments in the context of Shanker's involvement since 1964. It also focuses on the dynamics of human relations cast in institutional settings. In doing so it presents features of a nation as it struggled with economic, social, and political issues that make society what it is. This discussion is done as a reflection of the need to strengthen democracy. The relations that Shanker has had with other people and organizations forms a critical component of the study.

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A study of Albert Shanker's contribution to American education from when he began teaching in 1952 through his election as president of the American Federation of Teachers in 1974 to the present. Based largely on original sources, covers the history of the AFT and its leadership in education, the US during Shanker's lifetime, his mission and philosophy, his viewpoint on major issues, and his relationship with other people and organizations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275949297
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/17/1995
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

DICKSON A. MUNGAZI is Regents Professor of Educational Foundations and History at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 The AFT in a Historical Perspective: An Organization in Transition 1
2 The AFT and Educational Leadership: The Legacy of the Past 25
3 The United States of Shanker's Times 53
4 Albert Shanker: The Man and His Mission 81
5 Shanker's Philosophy: The Nature of Freedom 107
6 Where He Stands: Albert Shanker's Position on Issues 131
7 Shanker's Relationships with Other People and Organizations 155
8 Albert Shanker of the AFT: Summary, Conclusions, and Implications 179
Selected Bibliography 205
Index 221
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