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Teacher Man


reviewed by David Lee Carlson — 2006

coverTitle: Teacher Man
Author(s): Frank McCourt
Publisher: Scribner, New York
ISBN: 0743243773, Pages: 272, Year: 2005
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Two years ago I left my last high school English classroom.  Many of my students have graduated and moved on to college, jobs, or military service.  The artifacts and letters, drawings, and projects that drape my office seem like historical pieces of a time long ago.  Many of their voices reappear in my teacher education courses when I use them as examples of how to teach urban students, but they are always introduced by the prefatory phrase “I remember a student. . . ”  My seven years of teaching in urban schools in both Washington, D.C., and New York City materialize to me in disjointed flickers.  In many ways, I’m still trying to make sense of those years as an urban school teacher.   My initial hope, then, for Frank McCourt’s latest book Teacher Man was that he would help me organize some of the most emotionally intense experience of my... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 8, 2006, p. 1695-1699
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12287, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 10:17:27 AM

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  • David Carlson
    Hunter College, City University of New York
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    DAVID LEE CARLSON is currently an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the English and Curriculum and Instruction Departments at Hunter College, City University of New York. He recently received his Ed.D. in English Education from Teachers College Columbia University. Dr. Carlson was a high school English teacher at ACORN High School for Social Justice and Fannie Lou Hamer High School in New York City. He is currently working on a book linking social–emotional learning with teaching literature in secondary English classrooms.
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