© 2018 – Routledge
516 pages | 75 B/W Illus.
Teaching to Change the World is an up-to-the-moment, engaging, social justice-oriented introduction to education and teaching, and the challenges and opportunities they present. Both foundational and practical, the chapters are organized around conventional topics but in a way that consistently integrates a coherent story that explains why schools are as they are. Taking the position that a hopeful, democratic future depends on ensuring that all students learn, the text pays particular attention to inequalities associated with race, social class, language, gender, and other social categories and explores teachers' role in addressing them.
This thoroughly revised fifth edition remains a vital introduction to the profession for a new generation of teachers who seek to become purposeful, knowledgeable practitioners in our ever-changing educational landscape---for those teachers who see the potential for education to change the world.
Features and Updates of the New Edition:
'Teaching to Change the World is the perfect text for new teachers. It is squarely realistic while also inviting; it is information-packed and at the same time engaging. Teaching to Change the World makes me think of jazz – it is multivocal, it highlights classroom improvisation, and it is bound together with a deep rhythm of equity, justice, research, and democracy.'
—Christine Sleeter, Professor Emerita California State University Monterey Bay
'It is rare to find a book that deals so elegantly with the historical, social, philosophical and legal foundations of schooling while also providing tangible strategies for developing exemplary curriculum and instruction and for connecting learning in schools to families, communities, and civic engagement. Oakes, Lipton, Anderson and Stillman’s thoughtful illumination of the "hopeful struggle" is ideal for teachers and school leaders who refuse to choose between their commitments to social justice and academic excellence.'
—Ernest Morrell, University of Notre Dame
List of Figures, Concept Tables, and Focal Points
Part I: Democracy, Diversity, and Inequity
1. The U.S. Schooling Dilemma: Diversity, Inequity, and Democratic Values
2.History and Culture: How Expanding Expectations and Powerful Ideologies Shape Schooling in the United States
3. Politics and Philosophy: The Struggle over the School Curriculum
4. Policy and Law: Rules That Schools Live By
Part II: The Practice of Teaching to Change the World
5. The Subject Matters: Constructing Knowledge Across the Content Areas
6. Instruction: Teaching and Learning Across the Content Areas
7. Assessment: Measuring What Matters
8. Classrooms as Communities: Developing Caring and Democratic Relationships
Part III: The Context of Teaching to Change the World
9. The School Culture: Where Good Teaching Makes Sense
10. School Structure: Sorting Students and Opportunities to Learn
11. The Community: Engaging with Families and Neighborhoods
12. Teaching to Change the World: A Profession and a Hopeful Struggle