The Herb Kohl Reader: Awakening the Heart of Teaching

Herbert Kohl (Author) William Ayers (Foreword by)
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The best writing from a lifetime in the trenches and at the typewriter, from the renowned and much-beloved National Book Award-winning educator.

In more than forty books on subjects ranging from social justice to mathematics, morality to parenthood, Herb Kohl has earned a place as one of our foremost "educators who write." With Marian Wright Edelman, Mike Rose, Lisa Delpit, and Vivian Paley among his fans, Kohl is "a singular figure in education," as William Ayers says in his foreword, "it's clear that Herb Kohl's influence has resonated, echoed, and multiplied." Now, for the first time, readers can find collected in one place key essays and excerpts spanning the whole of Kohl's career, including practical as well as theoretical writings.

Selections come from Kohl's classic 36 Children, his National Book Award-winning The View from the Oak (co-authored with his wife Judy), and all his best-known and beloved books. The Herb Kohl Reader is destined to become a major new resource for old fans and a new generation of teachers and parents.

"Kohl has created his own brand of teaching . . . He is] a remarkable teacher who discovered in his first teaching assignment that in education he could keep playing with toys, didn't have to stop learning, and could use what he knew in the service of others." --Lisa Delpit, The New York Times

"An infinitely vulnerable and honest human being who has made it his vocation to peddle hope." --Jonathan Kozol

Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.35
Publisher
New Press
Publish Date
April 01, 2009
Pages
310
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781595584205
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About the Author

Herbert Kohl is a celebrated writer, teacher, and advocate. He is the author of more than forty books, including "I Won't Learn from You" And Other Thoughts on Creative Maladjustment, Should We Burn Babar?: Essays on Children's Literature and the Power of Stories, The Discipline of Hope: Learning from a Lifetime of Teaching, Stupidity and Tears: Teaching and Learning in Troubled Times, She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and The Herb Kohl Reader: Awakening the Heart of Teaching (all published by The New Press), as well as the bestselling classic 36 Children. He is a co-author, with Judith Kohl, of The View from the Oak: The Private Worlds of Other Creatures and a co-editor, with Tom Oppenheim, of The Muses Go to School: Inspiring Stories About the Importance of Arts in Education, both published by The New Press. A recipient of a National Book Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, he was the founder and first director of the Teachers and Writers Collaborative in New York City, has served as a senior fellow at the Open Society Institute, and established the PEN West Center. In 2010, Kohl was named a Guggenheim Fellow in education. He lives in Point Arena, California.
William Ayers is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired). He co-edited City Kids, City Teachers; Teaching for Social Justice; Zero Tolerance; and City Kids, City Schools (all available from The New Press).

Bernardine Dohrn is director of the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University School of Law, Legal Clinic.

Rick Ayers teaches at Berkeley High School and is the author of Studs Terkel's Working: A Teaching Guide.

Reviews

Herb Kohl awakens the heart of teaching.
Herb Kohl renders teaching as a moral craft and expresses a refreshing idealism about the possibilities of the classroom.