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Teaching, Learning, and Other Miracles


reviewed by Kay Johnston — August 29, 2007

coverTitle: Teaching, Learning, and Other Miracles
Author(s): G. Feuerverger
Publisher: Sense Publishers, Rotterdam
ISBN: 9087900007 , Pages: 176, Year: 2007
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In the foreword to Teaching, Learning and Other Miracles, Bill Ayers says that Grace Feuerverger has written a book that asks us to build good environments for kids and to meet the challenge of inclusion.  This book does, indeed, ask the reader to think hard about inclusion and what it means to teach.  Feuerverger uses the power of narrative to discuss her own experience of finding safety in school and to describe how she interprets others’ stories in the context of her own. As I read this book I recalled a book that I was assigned to read in my undergraduate courses in education. That book, When Teachers Face Themselves by Arthur T. Jersild, made a powerful impression on me. He wrote, “This book is one of a series of writings carrying the theme that education should help children and adults to know themselves and to develop healthy attitudes of self-acceptance”... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 29, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14594, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:09:35 AM

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  • Kay Johnston
    Colgate University
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    D. KAY JOHNSTON is a Professor of Educational Studies and Women’s Studies at Colgate University where she has taught for twenty years and served as Chair of the Educational Studies Department and Director of the Women’s Studies Program. Her interests are in moral development, teaching, and learning. In 2006 Teachers College Press published her book Education for a Caring Society and in 2007 Taking Teaching Seriously edited by Chris Bjork, Heidi Ross and Johnston was published by Paradigm Press. She is now writing about what teaching and learning issues are missing in the current conversations about assessment.
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