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Letters to a Young Teacher

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In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca’s likably irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools.

Letters to a Young Teacher reignites a numberof the controversial issues Jonathan has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago.

But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching children, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom at an early age, and their ability to overcome their insecurities when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.

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Synopsis:

The National Book Award-winning author of Death at an Early Age shares a series of personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher in a Boston elementary school, as he attempts to help her deal with the challenges she encounters and encourage her to do her best for her students. 100,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

In the form of a series of affectionate letters to a first grade teacher at an inner-city school, educator Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under her irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools. This book reignites a number of the controversial issues Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago. But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.--From publisher description.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307405708
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Subject:
Education : Guidance & Orientation
Author:
Kozol, Jonathan
Author:
Jonathan Kozol
Subject:
Education : Essays
Subject:
Guidance & Orientation
Subject:
Professional Development
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
Teaching
Subject:
Teachers -- United States.
Subject:
Teaching -- United States.
Subject:
Audio Books-Education
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070821
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
288

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Letters to a Young Teacher
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Product details 288 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307405708 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The National Book Award-winning author of Death at an Early Age shares a series of personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher in a Boston elementary school, as he attempts to help her deal with the challenges she encounters and encourage her to do her best for her students. 100,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , In the form of a series of affectionate letters to a first grade teacher at an inner-city school, educator Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under her irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools. This book reignites a number of the controversial issues Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago. But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.--From publisher description.
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