ERIC Number: EJ804610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Risky Business: Whose "Right Thing" Are We Talking about?
Monseau, Virginia R.
English Journal, v97 n6 p21-24 Jul 2008
Questioning the dichotomy of right and wrong, Virginia R. Monseau explores the tensions that arise from choices teachers make when trying to "do the right thing." From warning teachers about difficult students to presenting sensitive materials that challenge student belief systems, Monseau advises educators to pay close attention, showing how their choices can affect student learning positively and negatively.
Descriptors: Beliefs, Reader Response, Reader Text Relationship, Teacher Influence, Teacher Role, Teacher Expectations of Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia