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ERIC Number: ED523586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 144
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5152-9
Teaching the Taboo: Courage and Imagination in the Classroom
Ayers, Rick; Ayers, William
Teachers College Press
Education at its best is about opening doors, opening minds, and inviting students to become powerful choice-makers as they forge their own pathways into a wider world. While many teachers long for teaching to be something transcendent and powerful, they all too often find themselves teaching obedience and conformity. This dynamic book--by two renowned educators--is filled with classroom stories of everyday teachers grappling with many of today's hotly debated issues. These stories of courage and resistance will help today's teachers confront the cynicism and demoralization that has gripped the profession in this age of standardization and testing. It will help teachers to teach initiative, to teach imagination, to "teach the taboo." This is a hands-on manual for anyone looking to evolve as an educator. [Foreword by Haki R. Madhubuti.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A