We don't need another hero : struggle, hope, and possibility in the age of high-stakes schooling
- Michie, Gregory author.
- New York : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, c2012.
- Physical description
- xviii, 147 pages ; 23 cm.
LC4091 .M46 2012
- Unknown LC4091 .M46 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-140) and index.
- Teaching in the undertow: resisting the pull of schooling-as-usual
- All together now
- We don't need another hero
- From the trading floor to the classroom: Charlie's story
- Seeing, hearing, and talking race: lessons for white teachers from teachers of color
- Fire and water: reflections on teaching in the city
- Juan at 16
- Some kind of justice
- Ground zero
- A real alternative: tragedy and hope on Chicago's south side
- At the edges of a dream
- Elephants in the room
- Another path is possible
- The trouble with "innovation" in schools
- Race to the top of what?: in search of the democratic ideal in education.
- Publisher's Summary
- In his latest book, bestselling author Gregory Michie critiques high-stakes schooling and provides a powerful alternative vision of teaching as a humanistic enterprise, students as multidimensional beings, and schools as spaces where young people can imagine and become, not just achieve. Drawing on his experiences over the past two decades as a classroom teacher, community volunteer, researcher, and teacher educator in Chicagos public schools, Michie offers compelling accounts of teaching and learning in urban America. Mindful of the complex realities educators face, he portrays urban schools as they really are: sites of struggle, hope, and possibility. At a time when others relentlessly trumpet a competitive, data-driven, corporatized notion of education, the essays in We Don't Need Another Hero challenge the dominant images of failing urban schools and bad teachers. Like Michies now classic Holler If You Hear Me, this book gives much-needed hope to new and seasoned teachers alike. It is also an important resource for school administrators, policymakers, parents, and anyone who wants to better understand what is really happening in American schools.
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- Publication date
- Gregory Michie ; foreword by Sonia Nieto.