The Resource The challenge of school reform : a journalist's education in the classroom, David S. Awbrey

The challenge of school reform : a journalist's education in the classroom, David S. Awbrey

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The challenge of school reform : a journalist's education in the classroom
Title
The challenge of school reform
Title remainder
a journalist's education in the classroom
Statement of responsibility
David S. Awbrey
Title variation
Journalist's education in the classroom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After a career in journalism, the author became a middle-school social studies teacher in Springfield, Missouri, a typical American community that he uses as a case study to explore many of the social and academic problems facing education nationwide. This book is an account of his experiences teaching medieval and Renaissance history. What he found in the classroom should alarm all Americans: students obsessed with popular culture and disengaged from academics, teachers intellectually unprepared for the 21st-century global society, and an educational establishment focused more on protecting its own power than on ensuring that the next generation possesses the scholastic skills necessary to advance American democracy and prosperity. But he also offers hope. Citing historical precedents, including Charlemagne's lifting Europe out of the ignorance of post-Roman Empire barbarism and the 15th-century Italian Renaissance, he examines how the rediscovery of classical learning preserved Western civilization and persuasively argues that America's future hinges on a similar restoration of the liberal arts to primacy in the nation's schools. -- From publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Awbrey, David S
Dewey number
373.1102
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1623.5
LC item number
.A95 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle school teaching
  • Awbrey, David S
  • Journalists
  • Middle school teachers
  • Teacher-student relationships
  • Teaching
  • Education
  • Educational change
Label
The challenge of school reform : a journalist's education in the classroom, David S. Awbrey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Medieval visions
  • Miseducated educators
  • The hell of denial
  • The stalled crusade
  • People of history
  • What the teacher learned
  • Why teach? Why pipkin?
  • Imagining history
  • Teaching Charlemagne
  • A monk's education
  • Generation global
  • Class matters
  • Faith in history
  • Courting middle schoolers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 139 p.
Isbn
9781607097143
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010023330
System control number
  • 3936736-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3936736
  • (Sirsi) i9781607097136
Label
The challenge of school reform : a journalist's education in the classroom, David S. Awbrey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Medieval visions
  • Miseducated educators
  • The hell of denial
  • The stalled crusade
  • People of history
  • What the teacher learned
  • Why teach? Why pipkin?
  • Imagining history
  • Teaching Charlemagne
  • A monk's education
  • Generation global
  • Class matters
  • Faith in history
  • Courting middle schoolers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 139 p.
Isbn
9781607097143
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010023330
System control number
  • 3936736-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3936736
  • (Sirsi) i9781607097136

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