Publication Date: February 26, 2011
In Teaching with Vision, two respected scholars in teaching for social justice have gathered teachers from across the country to describe rich examples of extraordinary practice. This collection showcases the professional experience and wisdom of classroom teachers who have been navigating standards- and test-driven teaching environments in California and New York while maintaining their vision of what teaching can be. Representing diverse backgrounds, schools, grade levels, subject areas, and specialties, these teachers talk personally about their practice, their challenges, and how they learned to maintain a social and pedagogical vision for their work. This book is essential reading for new teachers who are struggling to make their teaching inspiring, creative, and culturally responsive, especially those who are working in less than supportive environments.
This practical resource for pre- and inservice teachers:
Christine E. Sleeter is professor emerita at the College of Professional Studies, California State University, Monterey Bay, and president of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Her recent books include Teaching with Vision (edited with Catherine Cornbleth).Catherine Cornbleth is professor at the Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY) . Her books include Diversity and the New Teacher.
“A must read for all new teachers and prospective teachers.... Essential.”
“This work is culturally sensitive, critically astute, and absolutely essential for teachers and teacher educators today.”
—From the Foreword by Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools magazine, and Linda Christensen, Lewis and Clark College
“Sleeter and Cornbleth have assembled an inspiring collection wherein educators’ provocative stories shatter assumptions associated with what it means to teach in high-stakes, standards-based classrooms. Teaching with Vision is a must-read book for beginning and practicing teachers.”
—Brian D. Schultz, Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, author of Spectacular Things Happen Along the Way
2011 Choice Outstanding Academic Title