Letters to A Young Teacher

Letters to A Young Teacher

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Random House, Inc.
In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca’s likably irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools.

Letters to a Young Teacher reignites a numberof the controversial issues Jonathan has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago.

But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching children, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom at an early age, and their ability to overcome their insecurities when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.

Baker & Taylor
The author shares a series of personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher in a Boston elementary school, as he attempts to help her deal with the challenges she encounters.

Blackwell North Amer
In these letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca's questioning, he also reveals his own personal stories of the years he has spent in public schools.
Letters to a Young Teacher reignites a number of the controversial issues Jonathan has addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago.

Baker
& Taylor

The National Book Award-winning author of Death at an Early Age shares a series of personal reflections, anecdotes, wisdom, and guidance in his letters to Francesca, a first-year teacher in a Boston elementary school, as he attempts to help her deal with the challenges she encounters and encourage her to do her best for her students. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Description: x, 288 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780307393715
0307393712
Branch Call Number: 371.1 Koz

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