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Teaching Toward Democracy 2e
Educators as Agents of Change

ISBN 9781138690622
Published July 20, 2016 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Teaching Toward Democracy examines the contested space of schooling and school reform with a focus on the unique challenges and opportunities that teaching in a democratic society provides. Chapters are written in the spirit of notes, conversations and letters the nationally recognized team of authors wish they received in their journeys into teaching. Building on the conversational and accessible approach, this revised edition includes additional dialogues amongst the authors to further explore how they have individually and collectively reflected on the qualities of mind that teachers explore and work to develop as they become more effective educators. Inspiring and uplifting, Teaching Toward Democracy adds to the repertoire of skills teachers can access in their classrooms and encourages the confidence to locate themselves within the noble tradition of teaching as democratic work.

Table of Contents


Introduction Dialogue

  1. Opening the Classroom Door
  2. Chapter One Dialogue

  3. Slow, Active, and Surprising: Remaking Schools Through Artful Teaching
  4. Chapter Two Dialogue

  5. Our Communities Deserve Justice!: Social Justice Teaching and Community Building
  6. Chapter Three Dialogue

  7. Resisting the Pedagogy of Punishment
  8. Chapter Four Dialogue

  9. Improving Educational Policy: Reframing the Debate, Reclaiming Public Voice

Chapter Five Dialogue

About the Authors


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William Ayers, Kevin Kumashiro, Erica Meiners, Therese Quinn, David Stovall