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Teaching And Its Predicaments

1st Edition

By Nicholas Burbules, David Hansen


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Teaching is a complex and challenging endeavor. Teachers are continually faced with difficult choices in which competing values are set in tension with one another. The interests of all students, and of other groups and constituencies, can rarely be served at the same time. Different educational goals, each desirable in and of itself, often place i

Table of Contents

Introduction, Reforms That Call for Teaching More Than You Understand, Must We Motivate?, Teaching by the Numbers, Teaching and the Tragic Sense of Education, The Problems of Teacher-Student Relationships in Troubled Times, Predicaments in Curriculum Deliberation, The Complexities of Portfolio Assessment, Understanding and Managing Classroom Dilemmas in the Service of Good Teaching, Being a Good Influence

About the Authors

Nicholas C. Burbules is professor of educational policy studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and currently serves as editor of Educational Theory. David T. Hansen is associate professor in the College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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