ERIC Number: ED412203
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Getting Out of Line: A Guide for Teachers Redefining Themselves and Their Profession.
This book argues that the redefinition of teaching begins with teachers' developing a positive attitude about themselves as educators. The book offers suggestions to teachers on how to apply positive practices to themselves, move from passive to assertive communication, redefine their approach and build new beliefs, increase student responsibility, and design projects that truly involve their students. After a foreword by Lois Bridges, the author's preface discusses creating a personal vision of change. Chapter 1, "Preparing to Live in a Different Reality," defines reality and how reality defines the workplace. Chapter 2, "Overseeing the Culture of Powerlessness," discusses analyzing and changing one's position. Chapter 3, "Becoming the New Teacher," explores redefining approach, practice, materials, curriculum, and responsibility. Chapter 4, "Viewing the New Teacher in Action," looks at several information age learning models. Chapter 5, "Finding the New View," examines what can be done to encourage educational change. A glossary of learning theories is included. (Contains 194 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Empowerment, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role, Teachers, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Models
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6502-8; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6503-6).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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