ERIC Number: ED373361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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Who's in Charge? A Teacher Speaks Her Mind.
This book is a collection of commentaries on the policies and practices that shape schools. The views of a long-time teacher are presented on such educational issues as textbooks, assigned reading, and classroom discipline. The book is packed with stories about how children and teachers work together to overcome institutional missteps. The book also discusses other topics of concern to parents, teachers, taxpayers, administrators, and education policymakers, including the idea that things have remained more the same than they have changed; why computer-aided reading instruction may "zap" children's desire to read; why nursery rhymes may not be as important as E. D. Hirsch says they are; how standardized tests are dangerous to a child's well-being; mainstreaming in special education; and what really goes on in schools. (RS)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Mainstreaming, Reading Instruction, School Culture, Standardized Tests, Textbooks
Heinemann, 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
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Identifiers: Educational Issues; Professional Concerns; Teaching perspectives