Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom: Being the Book and Being the Change

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Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom: Being the Book and Being the Change

Format:  Paperback,

253 pages

Publisher: Teachers College Pr

Publish Date: Jun 2011

ISBN-13: 9780807752364

ISBN-10: 0807752363

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Publisher: Teachers College Pr
Publish Date: Jun 2011
ISBN-13: 9780807752364
ISBN-10: 0807752363
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 253
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.84
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Introduction: Among Schoolteachers
What Is "English"?
A Brief History of a Nebulous Subject
The Power of Softness: Intimations of Deepened Humanity from Stories of Classroom Life
Understanding the Power of Softness Through the Deep Prehistory of English
The Way Life Teaches: Revisiting the Three Dimensions of Aesthetic, Transactional Responsiveness
The Evocative Dimension: Story Time and Human Life
The Connective Dimension: Finding Love by Sharing Insight with Implied Authors
The Reflective Dimension: Response and Responsibility, Love and Loving Wisdom
Reading Beyond the Book: Moving from a Transactional Worldview to a Transactional World
Aesthetic Education: The Artistry of Transactional Life in Classrooms
Aesthetic Democracy: Government of People by People for the Shared Life of People, Writ Small and Writ Large
Aesthetic Humanity: The History, and Possible Future, of Wisdom
Conclusion: What Can "English" Become?
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This powerful book lays out an inspiring new vision For The teaching of English, building on themes central to Wilhelm's influential "You Gotta BE the Book". With this new work, Wilhelm and Novak challenge business as usual in the language arts. They call for nothing short of a revolution in our understanding of the aims and methods of the English classroom, showing what English can do for democratic life, inside and outside of classrooms.

With moving portraits of teachers and students, As well as practical strategies and advice, they provide a roadmap to educational transformation far beyond the field of English that will be of interest to a wide audience of teachers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, and educational leaders.

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