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Embracing Contraries: Explorations in Learning and Teaching Paperback – October 22, 1987

ISBN-13: 978-0195046618 ISBN-10: 0195046617

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  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (October 22, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195046617
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195046618
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Every teacher at every level and in every field should read this book. That would make life better for many students."--Duane H. Roen, Univ. of Arizona

"Elbow is delightful to read as well as inspiring for the teacher, neophyte or experienced."--Anne LeCroy, East Tennessee State University

"Those who want some outstanding specific examples of the kind of rethinking that we should be doing in our schools could do no better than read Embracing Contraries....We need to take a cue from Peter Elbow and carefully reexamine all our practices."--Albert Shanker, President, American Federation of Teachers

"For a long time, Peter Elbow has been for me a welcome figure in the many public discussions of writing....Elbow is one of the modern pioneers in developing a teaching style founded on interest in what is already in students' minds, so that when he speaks, teachers who naturally put students before subject matter listen."--ADE Bulletin

"Elbow makes thinking playful and testing it rigorous. He seems to have invented a precisely tooled, gleaming little machine for turning out insights."--Ken Macrorie, Albuquerque Journal Magazine

"Peter Elbow is always good company. He "preaches" what I "practice."--Nancy Walker, Southwest Missouri State University

"It's good to know there's somebody our there who thinks and cares and writes about [teaching], with truth and power."--S. Georgia Nugent, Brown University

"With a view toward teaching problem-solving in SW practice, this book helps us confront alternative ways of learning and, as a result, improves critical thinking. I will consider for . . . courses in future."--Dr. Mickel Coconis, University of Kentucky

"Extraordinary....Insightful!"--Shirley A. McFaul, Lewis University

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Peter Elbow is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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