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Using a reflective and criticaláapproach is, The Teacher in American Society: A Critical Anthology examines the nature of the teaching profession in the United States and the purpose behind the work of K-12 teachers. It does so through reading from a wide range of historical, sociological, and literary sources.áThe anthologyáreferences films and other sources in popular culture, such as cartoons, as a means of understanding not only the work and experience of teachers, but the perception of them in American society.
Table of Contents
On Being a Teacher
Letter to a Young Teacher
Accident, Awareness, and Actualization
Respect, Liking, Trust, and Fairness
Beginning to Teach
A Negro Schoolmaster in the New South
Selection From 36 Children
Selection From Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher's First Year
Teaching as the Practice of Freedom
Selection From Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
The Silenced Dialogue: Power and Pedagogy in Educating Other People's Children
White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies
Teaching Themes of Care
Teaching as Work
Prologue from Horace's Compromise
Selection From My Posse Don't Do Homework
"What Teachers Make or Objection Overruled, or If things don't work out, you can always go to law school"
Teaching as Social Activism
Selection From Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools
"Should the Teacher Always Be Neutral?"
Selection From Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Myths and Stereotypes About Teaching
Selection From To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher
Selections From School Is Hell: Lesson 6: The 9 Types of Grade School Teachers and Lesson 13: The 9 Types of High School Teachers
Teaching and Sexuality
The Teacher from Winesburg, Ohio
Selection From Socrates, Plato, and Guys Like Me: Confessions of a Gay Schoolteacher
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