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Teaching the Personal and the Political: Essays on Hope and Justice
Teaching for Social Justice These essays follow a veteran teacher educator and school reform activist as he tries to understand an enterprise he calls mysterious and immeasurable. By focusing on the authentic experiences of his teaching and learning, Bill Ayers reconsiders, argues, reflects, and searches for ways to break through the routine and the ordinary to see teachin ...more
Paperback, 161 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Teachers College Press
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I recently met Bill Ayers, the author, at a conference and picked up this book, which is one of the best books on teaching I have read in a while for the simple reason that he puts the student (rather than the curriculum, the methods, the teacher, the test, or the school) at the center of the teaching-learning process. Ayers is a radical teacher who gets the idea that all students can learn, our job as educators is to find the key that unlocks their potential.