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The work of teachers in America : a social history through stories

Author: Rosetta Marantz Cohen; Samuel Scheer
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents a complex portrait of the American teacher through a fascinating range of ""story"" narratives, including fictional short stories, poetry, diaries, letters, ethnographies, and autobiographies. Through these stories, the volume traces the evolution of the teacher and the profession over the course of two centuries -- from the late 1700s to the late 1900s. In depicting the profession over time,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Work of teachers in America
(DLC) 96043350
(OCoLC)35548966
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosetta Marantz Cohen; Samuel Scheer
ISBN: 9781135459345 1135459347
OCLC Number: 861199695
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 338 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part I " ... This Wretched State of Meanness and Servility": The Teacher in the Early Republic; "The Rare Adventures of Tom Brainless" From The Progress of Dulness; "The Private Tutor"; "Ichabod Crane" From "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"; From The Algerine Captive; "Memoirs of a Woman Teacher" From Educational Biographies, Memoirs of Teachers, Educators, and Promoters and Benefactors of Education, Literature, and Science, Part I: Teachers and Educators; From The District School As It Was. "The School-Master in the Dark South" From Recollections of Seventy YearsPart I Questions and Activities; Part II "As to the Moral Condition of the People ... ": The Teacher and the Common School; "Bronson Alcott's Method" From Record of a School: Exemplifying the General Principles of Spiritual Culture; "Death in the School-Room (A FACT)"; From Locke Amsden or The Schoolmaster: A Tale; "A Struggle for the Mastery" from The Hoosier Schoolmaster: A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana; "Letters From Pioneer Women Teachers"; From "Life on the Sea Islands"; From "The March of Progress." Part II Questions and ActivitiesPart III "The Heart Is the Teacher": The Teacher in the Progressive Era; From "The Letters of Anne Sullivan, 1887"; "The Arts At Hull-House" From Twenty Years At Hull-House; "Of the Coming of John" From The Souls of Black Folk; From "Morris and the Honourable Tim"; A Schoolmaster of the Great City; From The Heart Is the Teacher; "Children of Loneliness"; "Split Cherry Tree"; Part III Questions and Activities; Part IV "Tell Him the House Is Falling In": The Teacher, 1945-1994; "A Wreath for Miss Totten"; "Doctor Jack-o'-lantern." From Death At an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools"Teacher"; From Socrates, Plato, and Guys Like Me: Confessions of a Gay Schoolteacher; "Lily Chin" From A Lifetime of Teaching: Portraits of Five Veteran High School Teachers; Part IV Questions and Activities; References; Author Index; Subject Index.
Responsibility: edited by Rosetta Marantz Cohen, Samuel Scheer.
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