By Joel Westheimer
A compelling and punctiliously readable account of 2 heart schools—one city and one suburban—that try and construct groups with a view to foster scholar development and studying. This ebook shatters triumphing ideals and furthers our figuring out of the ways that lecturers’ relationships impression their paintings and their lives in schools.
“This is not any once-over-lightly piece of research. . . . [Joel Westheimer] leaves in tatters the tapestry of rhetoric that has been woven by means of reformers round the concept that all instructor groups are alike and that development them calls for just a couple of hardy souls with moxie and determination.”
—From the Foreword by means of Larry Cuban, Stanford University
“Westheimer’s account is without delay passionate and analytic, severe and empathic. it truly is precisely the type of rendering of colleges we want for our personal democratic discussion as scholars.”
—Suzanne M. Wilson, Michigan kingdom University
“Timely and informative. . . . this is often an enormous e-book for either lecturers and coverage makers.”
—Nel Noddings, Stanford University
“Joel Westheimer takes us past the rhetoric of group as anything inevitably sunny and succulent, revealing either the conceptual limits and the day-by-day problems of community-building as a technique for reform. . . . If we're propelled to behave, [his] charting of this difficult terrain should be an invaluable map, a vital advisor to survival.”
—William Ayers, college of Illinois at Chicago
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