An Anthology of Critical Readings
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
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Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings is organized around the following questions: Why teach? Who are today's students? What makes a good teacher? How should we assess student learning? What does a good school look like? How does one develop a critical voice (in the face of state mandates, administrative edicts, and the continuous cycle of reform and retrenchment)?
Alan S Canestrari and Bruce A Marlowe's answers are bold and refreshing. They eschew the unquestioning compliance so characteristic of new teachers. Also, by taking a hard look at traditional educational practice, they serve as models for the kind of reflective practitioners we hope pre-service students will become when they enter the field.
The key feature of this anthology are the readings by authors who have discovered their own critical voices so that new teachers can begin to develop their own.
These readings offer a platform for discussion and debate that may be used by instructors to increase student knowledge of pedagogy and to provide authentic opportunities for potential teachers to think critically about teaching and learning.
PUBLICATION DATE: 12/17/2003