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Ayers, William 1944-

Overview
Works: 71 works in 188 publications in 3 languages and 17,687 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Handbooks and manuals  Comic books, strips, etc  Reference works  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Sources 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Interviewee, Contributor, Teacher
Classifications: LB1025.3, 371.102
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Ayers
Zero tolerance : resisting the drive for punishment in our schools : a handbook for parents, students, educators, and citizens( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the conclusions reached by this collection of essays is that zero tolerance policies make schools less safe by eroding the relationship between students and teachers ; that most students expelled are done so for non-violent offenses ; and that the punishment disproportionately affects black and Latino students
To become a teacher : making a difference in children's lives( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kind and just parent : the children of juvenile court by William Ayers( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by a teacher at Chicago's Juvenile Court prison, this book presents a year in the life of the prison school, presenting how young inmates talk about their lives, analyze their own situation, and think about their futures
Teaching toward freedom : moral commitment and ethical action in the classroom by William Ayers( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Teaching Toward Freedom Ayers illuminates the hope as well as the conflict that characterize the entire project of education: how it can be used in authoritarian and dehumanizing ways in the service of the state, the church, or a restrictive existing social order - an idea he abhors - or, as he envisions it, as an undertaking to help students become more fully human, more engaged, more participatory, more free. Drawing on his own classroom experiences and those of his many colleagues, as well as on popular culture, film, poetry, and novels, Ayers redraws the lines concerning how we teach and why, and the surprising things we uncover when we allow students to become visible, vocal authors of their own texts and creators of their own lives."--Jacket
Teaching the taboo : courage and imagination in the classroom by Rick Ayers( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is filled with classroom stories of everyday teachers grappling with many of today's hotly debated issues.--[book cover]
A simple justice : the challenge of small schools by William Ayers( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by major players in the small schools movement, this collection of essays points to the ways school restructuring strategies connect to the ongoing pursuit of social justice. Building bridges to their fellow educators, these essayists make powerful arguments in favor of smaller school size as an achievable reform goal
The good preschool teacher : six teachers reflect on their lives by William Ayers( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching for social justice : a Democracy and education reader( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teaching for Social Justice engages parents, citizens, students, and teachers in a conversation about education in a democracy. It features a unique mix of hands-on, historical, and inspirational writings on topics including education through social action, writing and community building, and adult literacy. An extensive "teacher file" and resource section survey teaching tools from curricula to activist-oriented Web sites."--Jacket
City kids, city teachers : reports from the front row by William Ayers( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of more than 25 essays from educators and writers exploring the realities of city classrooms through 12th grade
To teach : the journey, in comics by William Ayers( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This graphic novel brings to life William Ayers's bestselling memoir To teach : the journey of a teacher, third edition. From Ayers's early days teaching kindergarten, readers follow this renowned educational theorist on his 'voyage of discovery and surprise.'"--Page 4 of cover
A light in dark times : Maxine Greene and the unfinished conversation by William Ayers( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the side of the child : Summerhill revisited by William Ayers( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this wonderful new book from Herb Kohl's Between Teacher and Text Series, William Ayers weighs in as a parent and an educator who has spent years in the classroom experimenting with Neill's progressive approach. He examines Neill's idea of freedom as it relates to social justice and questions of class and race in today's classrooms. He explores what it means to have a school that supports and creates freedom and what such schools have looked like in the past. He also considers what it means to have a school founded on love and acceptance of the child, where the teacher's goal is to understand children and how they learn, and where all students can and do learn
Race course against white supremacy by William Ayers( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White supremacy and its troubling endurance in American life is debated in these personal essays by two veteran political activists. Arguing that white supremacy has been the dominant political system in the United States since its earliest days and that it is still very much with us the discussion points to unexamined bigotry in the criminal justice system, election processes, war policy, and education. The book draws upon the authors' own confrontations with authorities during the Vietnam era, reasserts their belief that racism and war are interwoven issues, and offers personal stories about their lives today as parents, teachers, and reformers
Handbook of social justice in education by William Ayers( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Handbook - the first comprehensive review of social justice in education - examines, from multiple perspectives, education theory, research, and practice in historical and ideological context, with an emphasis on social movements for justice. It arrives at a moment when education and educators around the world are strained and in need of support for the deepest and most important purpose of education - to build societies in which people can learn, love, and imagine more and suffer less. Addressing current attacks on public education, it makes the theoretical and conceptual argument that social justice matters, and that it is the lens through which all of what happens in education should be refracted. Each of the nine sections explores a primary theme of social justice and education." "In moving from the rhetoric of despair to one of possibility and praxis, the Handbook of Social Justice in Education takes a first step in a lengthy journey - one that calls for abandoning the safe rhetoric of tolerance and engaging the entangled spaces of race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, and environment through an educational lens. It reflects what it means to work to fulfill such dreams."--BOOK JACKET
Teacher lore : learning from our own experience( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the personal and the political : essays on hope and justice by William Ayers( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays follow a veteran teacher educator and school reform activist as he tries to understand an enterprise he calls "mysterious and immeasurable." By focusing on the authentic experiences of his teaching and learning, the author reconsiders, argues, reflects, and searches for ways to break through the routine and the ordinary to see teaching as the important and extraordinary work it is
Teaching toward democracy : educators as agents of change by William Ayers( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Teaching Toward Democracy" examines the contested space of schooling and school reform with a focus on the unique challenges and opportunities that teaching in a democratic society provides. Teaching in and for democracy involves developing particular qualities of mind that teachers explore and work to develop as they become more effective educators. Some chapters open with familiar experiences in the lives of teachers in schools (working with parents and communities, or dealing with classroom discipline and management) and illuminate that commonplace in new, helpful, and sometimes startling, ways. Other chapters present possible interventions any teacher might make in any classroom for example, using the arts as an organizing center and metaphor for teaching more generally, or rethinking the press of politics on our every day practice. This book foregrounds the central idea that democratic ideals are a necessary starting point and context in which to enact our teaching here and now
City kids, city schools : more reports from the front row( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A follow-up to the classic collection on the realities of teaching and learning in urban schools. Of the approximately 50 million public school students in the United States, more than half are in urban schools. A contemporary companion to City Kids, City Teachers: Reports from the Front Row, this new and timely collection has been compiled by four of the country's most prominent urban educators. Contributors including Sandra Cisneros, Jonathan Kozol, Sapphire, and Patricia J. Williams provide some of the best writing on life in city schools and neighborhoods. Young people and practicing teachers, poets and scholars, social critics and journalists offer unique takes on topics ranging from culturally relevant teaching and scripted curricula to the criminalization of youth, gentrification, and the inequities of school funding
American revolutionary : the evolution of Grace Lee Boggs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. [This documentary presents] Boggs's lifetime of vital thinking and action, traversing the major U.S. social movements of the last century; from labor to civil rights, to Black Power, feminism, the Asian American and environmental justice movements and beyond"--Container
Sing a battle song : the revolutionary poetry, statements, and communiqués of the Weather Underground, 1970-1974 by William Ayers( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outraged by the Vietnam War and racism in America, a group of young American radicals announced their intention to "bring the war home." The Weather Underground waged a low-level war against the U.S. government through much of the 1970s, bombing the Capitol building, breaking Timothy Leary out of prison, and evading one of the largest FBI manhunts in history
 
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Zero tolerance : resisting the drive for punishment in our schools : a handbook for parents, students, educators, and citizens
Alternative Names
Ayers, Bill.

Ayers, Bill 1944-

Ayers, William

Ayers, William C. 1944-

Ayers, William Charles 1944-

Ayres, Bill, 1944-

Bill Ayers Amerikaans pedagoog

Bill Ayers amerykański filozof nauki

Bill Ayers pedagogista e attivista statunitense

Bill Ayers US-amerikanischer Pädagoge und Professor für Pädagogik; früheres Mitglied der militanten Untergrundorganisation Weathermen

Билл Айерс

बिल एयर्स

Languages
English (130)

Spanish (1)

Chinese (1)

Covers
To become a teacher : making a difference in children's livesA kind and just parent : the children of juvenile courtTeaching toward freedom : moral commitment and ethical action in the classroomTeaching the taboo : courage and imagination in the classroomA simple justice : the challenge of small schoolsThe good preschool teacher : six teachers reflect on their livesTeaching for social justice : a Democracy and education readerCity kids, city teachers : reports from the front row