This series of small, accessible, interactive texts introduces the notion of teacher reflection and develops it in relation to the social conditions of schooling. The aim is to provide practicing and prospective teachers with ways to examine contextual issues of schooling and to articulate their ideas, beliefs, theories, expectations, assumptions, and feelings about those issues, and to facilitate reflection about teaching situations they face and decisions they must make on an ongoing basis. Each text focuses on a specific issue or content area in relation to teaching and follows the same format: Part I offers several case studies dealing with different aspects of book’s topic, each followed by space for readers to write their own reactions and reflections, educators’ dialogue about the case, space for readers’ reactions to the educators’ dialogue, and a summary and additional questions. Part II presents public arguments representing different views about the topic. Part III offers the authors’ personal views on some of the issues addressed, exercises for further reflection, and a list of resources. Books in this series are appropriate for teacher education courses across the curriculum.
Reading and Teaching
Reflective Teaching An Introduction
Culture and Teaching
Disability and Teaching
By Richard Meyer, Maryann Manning
January 22, 2007
Reading and Teaching raises questions and provides a context for preservice and practicing teachers to understand and to reflect on the complex issues surrounding the teaching of reading in the schools. It presents real teachers in their classrooms, dialogues about that teaching, and exercises for ...
By Kenneth M. Zeichner, Daniel P. Liston
August 02, 2013
This popular text provides a clear, succinct explanation of how reflection is integral to teachers’ understandings of themselves, their practice, and their context, and elaborates how various conceptions of reflective teaching differ from one another. The emphasis on the importance of both self and...
By Daniel P. Liston, Kenneth M. Zeichner
August 01, 1996
This is the second volume in the "Reflective Teaching and the Social Conditions of Schooling" series. Reflection in the area of culture and teaching necessarily takes teachers on both an introspective journey and an examination of the social conditions of schooling. There is a need to know not only...
By Susan Gabel, David Connor
July 25, 2013
Disability and Teaching highlights issues of disability in K-12 schooling faced by teachers, whoare increasingly accountable for the achievement of all students regardless of the labelsassigned to them. It is designed to engage prospective and practicing teachers in examining theirpersonal theories...
By Michele D. Crockett
May 15, 2008
Mathematics and Teaching uses case studies to explore complex and pervasive issues that arise in teaching. In this volume, school mathematics is the context in which to consider race, equity, political contexts and the broader social and cultural circumstances in which schooling occurs. This book ...
By Ronald D. Anderson
August 14, 2007
This text engages preservice and practicing teachers in considering some of the complex issues related to religion and teaching that all educators face in their interactions with students, parents, administrators, and fellow teachers. The questions are not just about what is legal and what is not, ...
By Nancy L. Commins, Ofelia B. Miramontes
June 17, 2005
Linguistic Diversity and Teaching raises questions and provides a context for reflection regarding the complex issues surrounding new English learners in the schools. These issues exist within a highly charged political climate and involve not only language, but also culture, class, ethnicity, and ...
By Frances A. Maher, Janie Victoria Ward
September 01, 2001
Gender and Teaching provides a vivid, focused, and interactive overview of the important gender issues in education today. This is accomplished through conversations among experts, practitioners, and readers that are informed by representative case studies and by a range of theoretical approaches ...