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Ayers, William 1944-

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A light in dark times : Maxine Greene and the unfinished conversation by William Ayers( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Light in Dark Times: Maxine Greene and the Unfinished Conversation features a list of extraordinary contributors who have been deeply influenced by Professor Greene's progressive philosophies. While Maxine Greene in the focus for this collection, each chapter is an encounter with her ideas by an educator concerned with his or her own works and projects. In essence, each featured author takes off from Maxine Greene and then moves forward. Just as Maxine Greene herself has, this unique and fascinating collection of essays will influence a wide range of worlds: arts and aesthetics, literature and literacy studies, cultural studies, school change and improvement, the teaching of literacy, teacher education, peace and social justice, women's studies, and civil rights
A kind and just parent : the children of juvenile court by William Ayers( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,341 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 1,291 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
Zero tolerance : resisting the drive for punishment in our schools : a handbook for parents, students, educators, and citizens by William Ayers( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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To become a teacher : making a difference in children's lives( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching the taboo : courage and imagination in the classroom by Rick Ayers( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 843 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 )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 699 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 )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City kids, city teachers : reports from the front row by William Ayers( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic collection exploding the stereotypes of city schools. "City Kids, City Teachers"--now reissued with a new introduction by William Ayers that reflects on how improving urban education is more essential than ever--has become a touchstone for urban educators, exploding the stereotypes of teaching in the city
Teaching for social justice : a Democracy and education reader by William Ayers( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 618 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
Handbook of social justice in education by William Ayers( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 518 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."--Jacket
On the side of the child : Summerhill revisited by William Ayers( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 440 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 407 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
"You can't fire the bad ones!" : and 18 other myths about teachers, teachers' unions, and public education by William Ayers( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Overturns common misconceptions about charter schools, school "choice," standardized tests, common core curriculum, and teacher evaluations. Teachers have always been devalued in the United States, but in recent years the pace and intensity of attacks by politicians, the media, and so-called education reformers have escalated sharply. Indeed, the "bad teacher" figure has come to dominate public discourse, obscuring the structural inequities that teachers and students face everyday. This book flips the script on enduring and popular myths about teachers, teachers unions, and education that inform policy discussions and choices. Some of these myths, such as "student scores on standardized tests should be used to evaluate teachers," have ushered in an era of high-stakes exam-centric classrooms. Other myths, such as "unions are good for teachers but bad for kids," have led to reduced protection and rights for teachers in public schools, making it harder for educators to serve their students. By unpacking these myths, and underscoring the necessity of strong and vital public schools as a common good, Ayers and Laura challenge readers - whether parents, community members, or policymakers - to rethink their own assumptions about teaching and education"--
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 404 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
Bad teacher! : how blaming teachers distorts the bigger picture by Kevin K Kumashiro( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that scapegoating public school teachers and unions masks the real problems within the eduction system in the United States, and suggests ways to reframe the debate to create better solutions for public education reform
Teacher lore : learning from our own experience( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching toward democracy : educators as agents of change by William Ayers( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 385 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
Being bad : my baby brother and the school-to-prison pipeline by Crystal T Laura( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being Bad will change the way you think about the social and academic worlds of Black boys. In a poignant and harrowing journey from systems of education to systems of criminal justice, the author follows her brother, Chris, who has been designated a "bad kid" by his school, a "person of interest" by the police, and a "gangster" by society. Readers first meet Chris in a Chicago jail, where he is being held in connection with a string of street robberies. We then learn about Chris through insiders' accounts that stretch across time to reveal key events preceding this tragic moment. Together, these stories explore such timely issues as the under-education of Black males, the place and importance of scapegoats in our culture, the on-the-ground reality of zero tolerance, the role of mainstream media in constructing Black masculinity, and the critical relationships between schools and prisons. No other book combines rigorous research, personal narrative, and compelling storytelling to examine the educational experiences of young Black males."--Publisher's description
City kids, city schools : more reports from the front row( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 310 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
 
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Zero tolerance : resisting the drive for punishment in our schools : a handbook for parents, students, educators, and citizens
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A kind and just parent : the children of juvenile courtTeaching toward freedom : moral commitment and ethical action in the classroomZero tolerance : resisting the drive for punishment in our schools : a handbook for parents, students, educators, and citizensTo become a teacher : making a difference in children's livesTeaching the taboo : courage and imagination in the classroomA simple justice : the challenge of small schoolsThe good preschool teacher : six teachers reflect on their livesCity kids, city teachers : reports from the front row
Alternative Names
Ayers, Bill.

Ayers, Bill 1944-

Ayers, William

Ayers, William C. 1944-

Ayers, William Charles 1944-

Ayres, Bill, 1944-

Ayres, William Stanley, 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

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English (192)

Spanish (7)

Italian (2)