By Joel Westheimer
A compelling and carefully readable account of 2 center schools—one city and one suburban—that try to construct groups so as to foster scholar progress and studying. This ebook shatters winning ideals and furthers our figuring out of the ways that lecturers’ relationships effect their paintings and their lives in schools.
“This isn't any once-over-lightly piece of research. . . . [Joel Westheimer] leaves in tatters the tapestry of rhetoric that has been woven by way of reformers round the concept that all instructor groups are alike and that construction them calls for just a couple of hardy souls with moxie and determination.”
—From the Foreword through Larry Cuban, Stanford University
“Westheimer’s account is right away passionate and analytic, severe and empathic. it really is precisely the form of rendering of faculties we want for our personal democratic discussion as scholars.”
—Suzanne M. Wilson, Michigan kingdom University
“Timely and informative. . . . this is often an enormous e-book for either lecturers and coverage makers.”
—Nel Noddings, Stanford University
“Joel Westheimer takes us past the rhetoric of group as whatever inevitably sunny and succulent, revealing either the conceptual limits and the day-by-day problems of community-building as a method for reform. . . . If we're propelled to behave, [his] charting of this difficult terrain could be an invaluable map, an important advisor to survival.”
—William Ayers, college of Illinois at Chicago
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Among School Teachers: Community, Autonomy and Ideology in Teachers' Work by Joel Westheimer