Publication Date: April 16, 2001
Written for all those who are concerned about the plight of children in America, most especially future school teachers, Uncertain Lives tells the stories of 34 children, enrolled in a K-6 urban school. The tale told is one of children doing the best they know how under trying life circumstances. Presenting the voices of the children themselves, Robert Bullough puts a hopeful and ultimately human face on what are otherwise grim statistics.
Robert V. Bullough, Jr. is Professor of Teacher Education and a researcher within CITES, the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
“A wonderfully touching series of encounters with schoolchildren enable this book to offer so very much. We learn about a school through the declared witness of these young people, whose remarks sometimes shine with wisdom.”
—Robert Coles, Harvard University
“…a beautifully written book that reminds us not to forget our responsibility to the children of America. It is the story of children silently crying out for communities to hear their voices and the voices of millions more like them which must no longer remain unheard.”
—Mary Hatwood Futrell, former President of the National Education Association
"…an important book. Bullough is an advocate for those disadvantaged children who probably receive the least attention from policy makers."
Max van Manen, Professor, University of Alberta