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A journalist's education in the classroom : the challenge of school reform

Author: David S Awbrey
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After a career in journalism, the author became a middle-school social studies teacher in Springfield, Missouri, a typical American community that he uses as a case study to explore many of the social and academic problems facing education nationwide. This book is an account of his experiences teaching medieval and Renaissance history. What he found in the classroom should alarm all Americans: students obsessed with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
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Awbrey, David S.
Challenge of school reform.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2011
(DLC) 2010023330
(OCoLC)643322366
Named Person: David S Awbrey; David S Awbrey
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David S Awbrey
ISBN: 9781607097136 1607097133 9781607097150 160709715X
OCLC Number: 697265990
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (v, 139 pages)
Contents: Why teach? Why pipkin? --
Imagining history --
Teaching Charlemagne --
A monk's education --
Generation global --
Class matters --
Faith in history --
Courting middle schoolers --
Medieval visions --
Miseducated educators --
The hell of denial --
The stalled crusade --
People of history --
What the teacher learned.
Responsibility: David S. Awbrey.

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How does a history-loving ex-journalist get working-class seventh graders in the Ozarks to care about Charlemagne? As a second-career teacher, David Awbrey has a lot to learn-and a lot to teach Read more...

 
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