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The Resource Getting schooled : the reeducation of an American teacher, Garret Keizer

Getting schooled : the reeducation of an American teacher, Garret Keizer

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Getting schooled : the reeducation of an American teacher
Title
Getting schooled
Title remainder
the reeducation of an American teacher
Statement of responsibility
Garret Keizer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves are conspicuously missing. Defying this trend, teacher and writer Garret Keizer takes us to school-- literally-- in this account of his return to the same rural Vermont high school where he taught fourteen years ago. Much has changed since then-- a former student is his principal, standardized testing is the reigning god, and smoking in the boys' room has been supplanted by texting in the boys' room. More familiar are the effects of poverty, the exuberance of youth, and the staggering workload that technology has done as much to increase as to lighten. Telling the story of Keizer's year in the classroom, Getting Schooled takes us everywhere a teacher might go: from field trips to school plays to town meetings, from a kid's eureka moment to a parent's dark night of the soul. At once fiercely critical and deeply contemplative, Keizer exposes the obstacles that teachers face daily-- and along the way takes aim at some cherished cant: that public education is doomed, that the heroic teacher is the cure for all that ails education, that educational reform can serve as a cheap substitute for societal reformation. Angry, humorous, and always hopeful, Getting Schooled is as good an argument as we are likely to hear for a substantive reassessment of our schools and those who struggle in them"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
373.110209743
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1607.52.V5
LC item number
K45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Getting schooled : the reeducation of an American teacher, Garret Keizer
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/439/9780805096439/image/lgcover.9780805096439.jpg
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780805096439
Lccn
2013042594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocn858353701
Label
Getting schooled : the reeducation of an American teacher, Garret Keizer
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/439/9780805096439/image/lgcover.9780805096439.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
302 pages
Isbn
9780805096439
Lccn
2013042594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
ocn858353701

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