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Letters to a young teacher, Jonathan Kozol

Label
Letters to a young teacher
Title
Letters to a young teacher
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Kozol
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the form of a series of affectionate letters to a first grade teacher at an inner-city school, educator Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under her irreverent questioning, he also reveals his own personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools. This book reignites a number of the controversial issues Kozol 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, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.--From publisher description
Summary
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
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211811
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kozol, Jonathan
Dewey number
371.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB1776.2
LC item number
.K69 2007b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Teaching
  • Teachers
  • Teaching
Target audience
adult
Label
Letters to a young teacher, Jonathan Kozol
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocm81150154
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 288 p.
Isbn
9780307393715
Lccn
2007002689
System control number
(OCoLC)81150154
Label
Letters to a young teacher, Jonathan Kozol
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocm81150154
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 288 p.
Isbn
9780307393715
Lccn
2007002689
System control number
(OCoLC)81150154

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