ERIC Number: ED421462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Tensions of Teaching: Beyond Tips to Critical Reflection.
Newman, Judith M.; And Others
This book presents a collection of essays by educational practitioners who reflect on the tensions of teaching and show that ongoing critical reflection is a powerful means through which teachers can transform their beliefs and practices. The essays are the culmination of these educators' inquiries into their own practice. Part 1, "Researching Self," includes: "Through the Looking Glass" (Wendy Peters); "Journal Writing and Alienation" (Janie McTavish); "Reflection, Pain, and Wonderful Ideas" (Susan Wastie); and "Experiences" (Patty Kimpton). Part 2, "Learning from Students," includes: "Listening to the Children's Voices" (Kimberley Crass); "Real Life as Curriculum" (Rosemary Manning); and "For the Love of Books" (Veronica Yeung). Part 3, "Taking New Paths," includes: "Action Research: An Ongoing Journey" (James Beveridge); "Controlling or Nurturing?" (Elizabeth Hughes); and "Backing Out of the Room" (Jim Albright). Part 4, "Resisting," offers "The Wild Ones" (Sandra Millen); "Justice for Justin" (Marcia Harding); and "Sabbatical" (Judith M. Newman). Part 5, "Becoming," features "On Becoming a Better Teacher" (Judith M. Newman). (SM)
Descriptors: Action Research, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Journal Writing, Public Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Teacher Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Teachers, Teaching (Occupation)
Teachers College Press, 1234 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 ($21.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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