What Only Teachers Know about Education: The Reality of the Classroom

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März 2008



Many people_political leaders, school administrators, school board members, interest group leaders, community leaders, parents/guardians_seek to impact education, but efforts to improve education will be enhanced if they are based on reality and the experts on the classroom reality are current teachers. Anyone who seeks to improve education must listen to teachers. This book explains why and shows how.


Chapter 1 The Classroom Reality: Listen to Teachers Chapter 2 The Issue: I don't See How You Do That Chapter 3 The Frustrations of Reform After Reform After Reform Chapter 4 The Partial Divide Chapter 5 The Massive Divide Chapter 6 Today's Reality: Have You Been in a Classroom Recently? Chapter 7 What Is To Be Done? Chapter 8 Lessons Learned


Keen Babbage has been involved in education for 24 years as a teacher and administrator at the middle school and high school levels. He has also taught graduate school classes and written 8 other books about education.


We can always count on Dr. Keen Babbage to distill complex, often perplexing notions about education reform into the simplest of denominators. In his latest book, Dr. Babbage begs us simply to "Listen to teachers." He supports this charge with example after example of common sense, practical ideas and concerns shared by today's teachers - our voices from the classroom. Every school administrator should hear and then commit to act upon the messages that teachers have to share. We need to develop a system that relies on teacher input, along with input from our students, their families, and the larger community. When taken holistically, with supporting data, those messages inform our practice better than virtually any other measure. -- Lu Young, Superintendent of Schools, Jessamine County, KY I was thrilled to read an educational work that has not forgotten that common sense, and reality are the driving forces behind all successful classrooms or schools. Keen writes in a clear, cornice manner that is both readable and understandable...I am positive that people who wrestle with the question of "What can I do to help make OUR educational system better?", will find this to be a valuable and thought provoking resource. -- Dave Shepard, Middle Matters & More, Lexington, KY
EAN: 9781578867769
ISBN: 1578867762
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 173 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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