5th ed. - New York : Teachers College Press, c2009.
xii, 116 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-116).
This popular text continues using the format of the three approaches - The Executive, The Facilitator, and The Liberationist. For the Fifth Edition, the authors add four new case studies: 'Scripted Teaching', 'Accountability and Merit', 'What is the Value of Caring Relationships?' and 'School Funding'. Using these and other realistic case studies, they explore the strengths and weaknesses of each approach so that teachers can critically assess their own philosophical positions on teaching. Teachers are urged to ask themselves such questions as: What is the main goal of teaching? What is the most important purpose of education? What do I expect my students to eventually become? Is the way I structure my teaching influenced by how I view my role and goals? This updated edition also adds a new section called 'Topics and Resources' to encourage further inquiry into teaching. (source: Nielsen Book Data)