Uncommon Sense: Theoretical Practice in Language Education

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Boynton/Cook, 1990 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 302 pages
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In several decades as a language educator, Mayher has been attempting to help teachers and curriculum directors conceptualize and implement progressive approaches to language education-the ideas and practices he characterizes in this book as uncommon sense. He traces his own evolution as a teacher/learner by recapturing the processes of reflection and inquiry he went through when confronted by contradictions between the way commonsense teaching and learning were supposed to work and the actual experiences of students in his classrooms.

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Introducing Uncommon Sense
The Roots of Common Sense
Commonsense Learning

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About the author (1990)

JOHN S. MAYHER has taught junior high school in Massachusetts and high school in California. He has been a professor of English Education at New York University since 1969, where he teaches courses in the theoretical practice of language teaching and learning.

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