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Ayers, William 1944-

Works: 79 works in 201 publications in 2 languages and 17,130 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Comic books, strips, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: LB1025.3, 371.102
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A kind and just parent : the children of juvenile court by William Ayers( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,405 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
A light in dark times Maxine Greene and the unfinished conversation by William Ayers( )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teaching toward freedom : moral commitment and ethical action in the classroom by William Ayers( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,119 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 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,022 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 )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A simple justice : the challenge of small schools by William Ayers( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 723 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 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City Kids, City Teachers, now reissued with a new preface by William Ayers, has become a touchstone for urban educators, exploding the stereotypes about teaching in the city. In more than twenty-five provocative selections, each of which is introduced and set in context by Ayers and Patricia Ford, an all-star cast of educators and writers explores the surprising realities of city classrooms from kindergarten through high school. Contributors including Gloria Ladson-Billings, Lisa Delpit, June Jordan, Lewis Lapham, Audre Lorde, and Deborah Meier move from the poetic to the practical, celebrati
Teaching for social justice : a Democracy and education reader ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 629 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
Teaching the taboo : courage and imagination in the classroom by Rick Ayers( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 551 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]
To teach : the journey, in comics by William Ayers( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 543 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.'"Cover, p. [4]
Handbook of social justice in education by William Ayers( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Handbook of Social Justice in Education, a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the field, addresses, from multiple perspectives, education theory, research, and practice in historical and ideological context, with an emphasis on social movements for justice"--Provided by publisher
Race course against white supremacy by William Ayers( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 427 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
On the side of the child : Summerhill revisited by William Ayers( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 425 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
Teacher lore : learning from our own experience ( Book )
4 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 385 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 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 310 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 by William Ayers( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 288 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
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 156 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
World War 3 illustrated 1979-2014 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Founded in 1979 by Seth Tobocman and Peter Kuper, World War 3 Illustrated is a labor of love run by a collective of artists (both first-timers and established professionals) and political activists working with the unified goal of creating a home for political comics, graphics, and stirring personal stories. Their confrontational comics shine a little reality on the fantasy world of the American kleptocracy, and have inspired the developing popularity and recognition of comics as a respected art form. This full-color retrospective exhibition is arranged thematically, including housing rights, feminism, environmental issues, religion, police brutality, globalization, and depictions of conflicts from the Middle East to the Midwest. World War 3 Illustrated isn't about a war that may happen; it's about the ongoing wars being waged around the world and on our very own doorsteps. World War 3 Illustrated also illuminates the war we wage on each other--and sometimes the one taking place in our own minds. World War 3 artists have been covering the topics that matter for over 30 years, and they're just getting warmed up. Contributors include Sue Coe, Eric Drooker, Fly, Sandy Jimenez, Sabrina Jones, Peter Kuper, Mac McGill, Kevin Pyle, Spain Rodriguez, Nicole Schulman, Seth Tobocman, Susan Willmarth, and dozens more" --
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Alternative Names
Ayers, Bill.
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Ayers, William
Ayers, William C.
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Ayers, William Charles 1944-
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