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Author Keizer, Garret.

Title Getting schooled : the reeducation of an American teacher / Garret Keizer.

Publication Info. New York : Metropolitan Books, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    373.1102 KEI    Available
Description 302 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned by non-practitioners as teaching. The voices of the teachers themselves, however, are conspicuously missing. Defying the trend, teacher and writer Garret Keizer takes us to school in this arresting chronicle of his return to the same rural high school where he taught fourteen years ago. Much has changed since then--a former student is his principal, standardized testing is the reigning god, and smoking in the boys' room has been supplanted by texting in the boys' room. More familiar are the effects of poverty, the exuberance of youth, and the staggering workload that technology has done as much to increase as to lighten. In its month-by-month account of Keizer's year in the classroom, Getting Schooled reaveals the full range of a school's emotional life: from a rookie teacher's passion to a seasoned teacher's angst, from a kid's eureka moment to a parent's dark night of the soul. At once fiercely critical and deeply contemplative, Keizer exposes the obstacles that teachers face daily--and along the way takes aim at some cherished cant: that public education is doomed, that the heroic teacher is the cure for all that ails education, that educational reform can serve as a cheap substitute for societal reformation"--Dust jacket.
Subject Keizer, Garret.
High school teaching -- Vermont -- Case studies.
High school teachers -- Professional relationships -- Vermont -- Case studies.
Public schools -- Vermont -- Case studies.
ISBN 9780805096439 (hbk.)
0805096434 (hbk.)

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