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Teaching and Its Predicaments Hardcover – August 8, 2011
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Policy schemes abound today for improving teaching in our nation's schools. Yet few seem to comprehend what quality education in the 21st century actually entails for teaching in America's classrooms. 'Take the tour' with David Cohen through Teaching and Its Predicaments. It is an essential primer for educational reformers, as we cannot improve what we do not really understand. (Anthony S. Bryk, President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching)
How do you go about teaching teachers how to teach? David K. Cohen's Teaching and Its Predicaments takes on that paradox...Its descriptions of the task facing teachers are superb...His book offers a thoughtful account of the challenge. (David A. Kaplan Fortune 2011-10-17)
Cohen draws upon his considerable expertise as he delivers a deeply insightful critique that unravels the mess that has become the current state of public education in the US. He contends that without identifying the predicaments facing American public educators, corrective solutions, reform initiatives, and supportive legislation cannot seriously be discussed or considered. In this bluntly honest little book, Cohen pinpoints both existing and historic obstacles to meaningful educational reform, and dissects failed political attempts at correction with concise precision. This book is not just a succinct, thought-provoking critique; Cohen also provides readers with enlightened comparative vantage points by which they can examine both teaching and learning from new perspectives. (L. O. Wilson Choice 2012-03-01)
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