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Author Kennedy, Mary M.

Title Inside teaching : how classroom life undermines reform / Mary Kennedy
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2005
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006

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Description v, 279 pages ; 22 cm
Contents The mysterious gap between reform ideals and everyday teaching -- How teachers think about their practices -- Creating a tranquil environment -- Managing conversations about content -- Constructing the day's agenda -- Sources of problems in teaching -- Sources of improvements in teaching -- The problem of reform
Summary "Reform the schools, improve teaching: these battle cries of American education have been echoing for twenty years. So why does teaching change so little?" "Arguing that too many would-be reformers know nothing about the conflicting demands of teaching, Mary Kennedy takes us into the controlled commotion of the classroom, revealing how painstakingly teachers plan their lessons, and how many different ways things go awry. Teachers try simultaneously to keep track of materials, time, students, and ideas. In their effort to hold all of these things together, they can inadvertently quash students' enthusiasm and miss valuable teachable moments. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis United States
Notes 279 p
Includes bibliographical references and index
1. The mysterious gap between reform ideals and everyday teaching -- 2. How teachers think about their practices -- 3. Creating a tranquil environment -- 4. Managing conversations about content -- 5. Constructing the day's agenda -- 6. Sources of problems in teaching -- 7. Sources of improvements in teaching -- 8. The problem of reform
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Subject Classroom environment -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
Author Kennedy, M. M.
LC no. 2004060570
ISBN 0674017234 alkaline paper
9780674022454 paperback