Quiet Wisdom: Teachers in the United States and England Talk about Standards, Practice, and Professionalism (Counterpoints #269) (Paperback)

Quiet Wisdom: Teachers in the United States and England Talk about Standards, Practice, and Professionalism (Counterpoints #269) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), John S. Lofty Cover Image
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This is book number 269 in the Counterpoints series.

Description


The sturm-und-drang quality of educational reforms in the United States and England has prompted educators to ask how curriculum changes will affect teaching and learning. Central government in England and state agencies in the United States increasingly control curriculum development by writing the standards, monitoring teaching, and assessing standards' impact on students' achievements. But how does increasing government regulation of education impact teachers' professionalism and morale? In arguing that teachers need to retain significant control over what and how they teach, Quiet Wisdom addresses this question for elementary- and secondary-level English teaching. Quiet Wisdom should be read by every preservice and inservice English teacher in graduate-level teacher education courses. This book is also written for a wider audience of administrators, curriculum planners and policy makers.

About the Author


The Author: John S. Lofty, originally from England, is a former middle- and secondary-level English teacher. He received his doctorate in English and education from the University of Michigan and is the author of Time to Write: The Influence of Time and Culture on Learning to Write (1992). He is Professor of English and Coordinator for the English teaching major program at the University of New Hampshire, Durham.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820470511
ISBN-10: 0820470511
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: February 27th, 2006
Pages: 262
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints