Teach Boldly!: Letters to Teachers about Contemporary Issues in Education


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Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
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6.14 X 9.21 X 0.55 inches | 0.82 pounds

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About the Author

The Editors: Mary Cain Fehr is Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Tech University. A former classroom teacher, art teacher, and school district administrator, she holds a B.S. in elementary education, an M.Ed. in instructional technology, and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction. Dr. Fehr's mission as a teacher educator is to increase pre-service teachers' global and cultural understanding and prepare them to teach effectively in diverse classrooms.
Dennis Earl Fehr is School of Art faculty at Texas Tech University. He taught English, reading, and art in the public schools for ten years prior to entering the University of Illinois' doctoral program in art education. He then accepted a position at the University of Houston, where he taught for ten more years before moving to Texas Tech. Dr. Fehr also directs the National Education Taskforce, a group of educators who advocate for children in schools.


Emerging from the hearts and experience of some of America's most knowledgeable and compassionate teachers, this book shows how pedagogies of social justice often mean teaching boldly, against the grain, sometimes in spite of administrative and policy limitations. 'Teach Boldly!' is a call for greater moral, creative, and intellectually stimulating teaching at a time when these characteristics are terribly under-valued. A better educational system would surely emerge were many of the ideas in this book enacted. A wonderful gift for new or veteran teachers! (David Berliner, Arizona State University)
'Teach Boldly!' is one of those rare books that is an absorbing read, not only for practicing and aspiring P-12 educators, but for educators in many types of educational institutions. The issues discussed are significant, the writing is lucid, the arguments are stimulating, and the conclusions are far-reaching. I highly recommend the volume to anyone interested in teaching courageously in challenging settings. (Douglas J. Simpson, Texas Tech University)