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Mentor : Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners (2ND 99 Edition)by Laurent A. Daloz
Synopses & Reviews
"This is a wonderful book, deservedly a classic. Daloz has written an evocative analysis of the promises, joys, problems, and contradictions endemic to mentoring. Packed with recognizable and truthful vignettes, the book is full of helpful advice grounded in a lifetime's experience."
—Stephen D. Brookfield, Distinguished Professor, University of St. Thomas
"Nowhere else are learning, development, and mentoring so vividly and engagingly written about than in Daloz's book.... Already a classic in the field, this second edition updates us all on the awesome power and responsibility inherent in the mentor's role."
—Sharan B. Merriam, professor, Department of Adult Education, University of Georgia
"Essential reading.... This book will help more of us grow into one of the most life-giving relationships we can have with another person, one that will bring deep fulfillment to our own souls. Daloz has given a great gift to all who teach and learn."
—Parker J. Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach
"Daloz's stories help us imagine building the kinds of student-mentor relationships that enable students to cultivate strong, articulate voices, claim the powers of mind, and become more deeply connected citizens of the world."
—Mary Field Belenky, coauthor of Women's Ways of Knowing and author of A Tradition That Has No Name
"This wonderful classic has developed and matured, offering educators across all contexts new insights into how the challenging relationship between teacher and learner can become a source of growth for both partners in the journey."
—M. Carolyn Clark, associate professor of adult education, Texas A&M University
Revised and updated from the award-winning classic, Effective Teaching and Mentoring, this second edition is a practical, engaging exploration of mentoring and its power to transform learning. Filled with inspiring vignettes, Mentor shows how anyone who teaches can become a successful mentor to students.
"Jackson, Boostrom, and Hansen capture the ways in which classroom communities shape the hearts and minds of students and teachers alike in as full-bodied a fashion as Jackson's Life in Classrooms first recorded the pulse and passions of school life. The Moral Life of Schools is powerful reading for anyone concerned with the aims of education, with the inner lives of teachers and children, and with the most important foundations of our society— our ways of learning to live together."—Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education, Teachers College, Columbia University
"Rarely have I come across a book that so quickly provoked me to re-examine my own classroom behavior. There is no place to hide in this careful scrutiny of the teacher as crucial player in the daily morality tale that becomes the story of school life."
— Vivian Gussin Paley, teacher, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
This book takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through a variety of elementary and high school classrooms, highlighting the moral significance of all that transpires there. Drawing on the results of a two-and-a-half year study, the authors examine the ways in which moral considerations permeate the everyday life of classrooms. In addition to providing teachers and teacher educators with a new framework for looking at and thinking about the moral dimensions of schooling, the authors also offer specific suggestions about how to look at classroom events from a moral perspective.
One. Looking for the Moral: An Observer's Guide
Two. Becoming Aware of Moral Complexity Within a School Setting: Four Sets of Observations
Three. Facing Moral Ambiguity and Tension: Four More Sets of Observations
Four. Cultivating Expressive Awareness in Schools and Classrooms
Postscript: Where Might One Go from Here?
Philip W. Jackson is the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor of Education and Psychology and a member of the Committee on Ideas and Methods at the University of Chicago.
Robert E. Boostrom is a senior research associate of the Benton Center for Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Chicago.
David T. Hansen is an assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago
About the Author
LAURENT A. DALOZ is an associate director and faculty member at the Whidbey Institute, a learning center on Whidbey Island, Washington. He served as mentor to adult students for many years as faculty with the Norwich University Adult Degree Program, the Johnson College External Degree Program, and the Lesley College Intensive Residency Option.
Table of Contents
ADULT LEARNING AS DEVELOPMENT.
First Shards: The Search for Meaning as a Motive for Learning.
Mentors, Myths, and Metamorphosis: Education as a Transformational Journey.
Maps of Transformation: How Adults Change and Develop.
LEARNING AS A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY.
The Deep and Savage Way: The Unsettling First Steps of an Educational Journey.
The Dynamic of Transformation: How Learning Changes the Learner.
Returning Home: Helping Adults Integrate New Insights.
FOSTERING ADULT LEARNING.
The Ecology of Adult Learning: Barriers and Incentives to Learning and Growth.
The Yoda Factor: Guiding Adults Through Difficult Transitions.
The Art of the Mentor: Limits and Possibilities.
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