Perspectives in Critical Thinking: Essays by Teachers in Theory and Practice

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Danny K. Weil, Holly Kathleen Anderson
P. Lang, 2000 - Education - 220 pages
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Perspectives in Critical Thinking makes accessible some of the best teaching practices and theoretical discussions concerning critical thinking in the United States. Covering a wide range of topics that focus on issues such as primary school education, middle school instruction, service learning, journal writing, mathematics education and social science instruction, this selection of diverse contributors offers a varied selection of readings that contemplate how teaching can become a powerful experience for both educators and students alike. The essays concentrate on practical considerations that focus on classroom learning within a critical theoretical context and offer immediate strategies, techniques and examples that are designed for any educator interested in transforming learning into a truly profound experience. By focusing on critical theory that is practical and accessible to the reader, as well as practice that is immediately translatable into classroom practice, Perspectives in Critical Thinking is an indispensable resource for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and anyone interested in profound challenges to current educational theory and practice.

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Making Critical Thinking Critical
Eight Critical Points for Mathematics
Crossing Vexed Chasms

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The Editors: Danny Weil is an attorney who left law to become a kindergarten, first grade, second grade, junior high school, high school, junior college, juvenile justice system, and university teacher. He is the author of Towards A Critical Multicultural Literacy: Theory and Practice for an Education of Liberation and the recipient of the California Association of Bilingual Educators Teacher of the Year Award in 1991. He is Director of the Critical Thinking Institute, which serves school districts throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Holly Kathleen Anderson is a bilingual primary teacher in the Central Coast of California and has taught kindergarten to sixth grade for the last twelve years. She has edited many books and is currently a fourth grade teacher and a mentor teacher for the Santa Maria-Bonita School District in California. Ms. Anderson was a teacher in Nicaragua during the war in 1985 and is keenly aware of how to teach children to think critically.

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