ERIC Number: ED291682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
In Celebration of the Teacher. NMSU Centennial Publication Number 1.
Thomas, Gerald W.; Ferguson, Donald G.
Part I of this book contains invited essays on the subject of teaching by six professional educators who are regarded as experts in their fields. The papers are: (1) "In Praise of Teachers" (Mark Medoff); (2) "What Makes a Good Teacher" (Donald C. Roush); (3) "A Distant Teacher" (David L. Colton); (4) "Characteristics of Good Teachers" (Barbara J. Simmons); (5) "Teachers Make the Difference" (Dewayne A. Matthews); (6) "On the Subject of Teaching" (Alan D. Morgan). The second part is made up of 137 testimonials from a variety of responsible people who were asked to comment on teachers in elementary, secondary, and/or higher education who made a difference in their lives. Part III contains observations on the patterns that emerge from the testimonials published in Part II. Findings are related to research results from a study based on the approach of asking excellent teachers about themselves and their practice. A brief summary of data with observations concludes this section of the book. An Epilogue follows containing the authors' tributes to teachers who they feel made a difference in their lives. (JD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Role Models, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Skills
New Mexico State University Foundation, P.O. Box 3590, Las Cruces, NM 88003-3590 ($13.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.