Sunday, October 21, 2012

Becoming and Being a Teacher: Lang catalogue

See page 4 of the Fall 2012 Peter Lang Catalogue

Democratic Education

Becoming and Being a Teacher:
Confronting Traditional Norms to Create New Democratic Realities

Edited By P.L. Thomas

PB | 978-1-4331-1650-6
HC | 978-1-4331-1686-5

Critical Studies in Democracy and
Political Literacy; vol.2

This volume unmasks tensions among
economic, political, and educational
goals in the context of becoming and
being a teacher. Chapters frame
becoming and being a teacher within
commitments to democracy and
political literacy while confronting
neoliberal assumptions about
American society, universal public
education, and education reform. A
wide variety of teachers and scholars
discuss teacher preparation and
teaching through evidence-based
examinations of complex problems
and solutions facing teachers,
education policy, the public, and
students. Teaching is embraced as a
political act, and critical subjectivity is
endorsed as a rejection of objectivity
and traditional paradigms of teaching
designed to create a compliant
teacher workforce. The book honors
and celebrates voice as well as
collective voice that speak to and
from the inexorable fact of becoming
and being a teacher as one and the

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