What Keeps Teachers Going?

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Teachers College Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Education - 161 pages
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What helps great public school teachers persevere--in spite of everything? Sonia Nieto, a renowned teacher educator, takes a close look at what can be learned from veteran teachers who not only continue to teach but also manage to remain enthusiastic about it. This inspirational volume provides much-needed advice on how some urban teachers are solving the everyday challenges of student learning. Nieto collaborates with experienced teachers in urban schools who are especially effective working with students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds--students who are among the most marginalized in our public schools. Offering an alternative vision of what's important in teaching and learning, Nieto concludes with an urgent call to advance new national priorities for public education.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
TEACHING AS EVOLUTION
9
TEACHING AS AUTOBIOGRAPHY
22
TEACHING AS LOVE
37
TEACHING AS HOPE AND POSSIBILITY
53
TEACHING AS ANGER AND DESPERATION
63
TEACHING AS INTELLECTUAL WORK
76
TEACHING AS DEMOCRATIC PRACTICE
91
TEACHING AS SHAPING FUTURES
107
FINAL THOUGHTS WHAT KEEPS TEACHERS GOING IN SPITE OF EVERYTHING?
121
NOTES
131
REFERENCES
145
INDEX
153
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
161
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Page 148 - Henke, RR, Choy, SP, Chen, X., Geis. S.. & Alt. MN (1997). America's teachers: Profile of a profession, 1993-94 (NCES 97-460). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

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About the author (2003)

Educator, researcher, writer, and teacher, Sonia Nieto is Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In her career, she has taught students from elementary school through doctoral studies and her research has focused on multicultural education, teacher education, and the education of Latinos, immigrants, and other students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. With many journal articles, book chapters, and several books to her credit, she has received numerous awards for her scholarship, teaching, and advocacy, including four honorary doctorates. She was selected as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and as a Laureate for Kappa Delta Pi in 2011, and in 2012 she served as the Wits-Claude Distinguished Scholar at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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