ERIC Number: ED359499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Finding Our Own Way: Teachers Exploring Their Assumptions.
Newman, Judith M., Ed.
Intended for teachers, the articles in this book examine some of the uncertainties and problems that practicing teachers encountered when moving from a traditional to a holistic perspective in their teaching. The book shares the questions, the conflicts the teachers have undergone, and the change in beliefs that are part of becoming a learner-directed teacher. Articles in the book are: "Finding Our Own Way" (Judith M. Newman); "Learning in a Whole Language Classroom" (Albert Layton); "A Teacher Learns How" (pat kidd); "'Herb's Revenge'--Writing Our Own Play" (Christine Clark); "Learning from Christopher" (Chris Trussler); "Why Teachers Must Be Writers" (Murray Wickwire); "Simply, 'Margot'" (Beth Valentine); "Who Should Have Control?" (Evelyn Bent); "But You Haven't Done Any Research" (Janet Ripley); "Looking Back" (Fred Williams); "Creating a Climate of Affirmation: Education beyond Fear" (Marion Anderson); "That First Year Back" (Florence Kanary); "Looking for Mistakes That Make a Difference" (Roberta Jones); "Side by Side" (Margot Shutt); "What Denise Tried to Show Me" (Linda Christian); "Celebrating Growth" (Nancy Anthony); "Why Didn't This Chicken Cross the Road?" (Brian MacDonald); "Dear Mrs. Gillon" (Jan Gillin); "A Belief System under Siege" (Michael Coughlan); "Fear, Risk, and Change: Reflections on a Year as Learner" (Beverly R. Boone); "Time for Change" (Sumitra Unia); "I Don't Know Enough French!" (Janice L. Clarke); "A Letter to the Principal" (Linda Cook); and "The Key" (Fred Williams). (RS)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Holistic Approach, Reflective Teaching, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Styles
Heinemann Educational Books, Inc., 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3959 ($16.95 plus 10% shipping/handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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