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ERIC Number: EJ1117571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
Teach Like a Human: The Reality Gap in Educator Preparation
Hirsch, Miriam
Schools: Studies in Education, v13 n2 p339-348 Fall 2016
This reflective essay examines educator preparation through the lens of Paul Kalanithi's poignant memoir "When Breath Becomes Air." Based on her work with preservice teacher candidates, the author questions the meaning of teacher preparation in our uncertain educational landscape. Drawing on the lessons of Maxine Greene and John Dewey about the nature of educational experiences, the essay encourages development of a "Teach Like a Human" philosophy that reframes educator preparation by embracing immersion in lived experience day by day.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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