ERIC Number: ED528989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
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Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture. Teaching for Social Justice Series
Kumashiro, Kevin K.
Teachers College Press
In his latest book, leading educator and author Kevin Kumashiro takes aim at the current debate on educational reform, paying particular attention to the ways that scapegoating public school teachers, teacher unions, and teacher educators masks the real, systemic problems. He convincingly demonstrates how current trends, like market-based reforms and fast-track teacher certification programs are creating overwhelming obstacles to achieving an equitable education for all children. "Bad Teacher!" highlights the common ways that both the public and influential leaders think about the problems and solutions for public education, and suggests ways to help us see the bigger picture and reframe the debate. Compelling, accessible, and grounded in current initiatives and debates, this book is important reading for a diverse audience of policymakers, school leaders, parents, and everyone who cares about education.
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Unions, Educational Change, Teacher Certification, Teacher Educators, Public Education, Equal Education
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Policymakers
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