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ERIC Number: ED558001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 320
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-61250-777-4
The Cage-Busting Teacher
Hess, Frederick M.
Harvard Education Press
"The Cage-Busting Teacher" adopts the logic of "Cage-Busting Leadership" and applies it to the unique challenges and opportunities of classroom teachers. Detailed, accessible, and thoroughly engaging, it uncovers the many ways in which teachers can break out of familiar constraints in order to influence school and classroom practice, education policy, and school reform. "Cage-busting is 'concrete', 'precise', and 'practical'," writes Frederick M. Hess. This invaluable book helps teachers understand why and how to revisit their assumptions and enables them to have greater impacts upon their schools and beyond. Based on interviews with hundreds of teachers, teacher advocates, union leaders, and others, Hess identifies the challenges teachers face, seeks concrete and workable solutions, and offers recommendations to put those solutions in place. A uniquely practical and inspiring book, "The Cage-Busting Teacher" is for educators who want to shape the schools and systems in which they work. [The following are appended: (1) Cage-Busting for Beginners; (2) Glossary of Terms; (3) Teacher Voice Organizations; (4) Fellowships and Leadership Opportunities; (5) Resources for Rethinking the Profession; (6) AFT and NEA Initiatives; and (7) Questions for Further Thought and Exploration.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education