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Free School Teaching: A Journey into Radical Progressive Education


reviewed by Peter W. Knapp — November 14, 2007

coverTitle: Free School Teaching: A Journey into Radical Progressive Education
Author(s): Kristan Accles Morrison
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 0791471489, Pages: 187, Year: 2007
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Very few people, most particularly those who were the “winners” in the school game, ever take the time to contemplate if our schooling experiences may have molded us in negative ways, ways that run counter to our society’s highest intellectual, political and moral ideals…. The winners in the schooling game rarely take into consideration those who are the losers; to the winners they are invisible or are collateral to the winners’ success (Morrison, 2007, p. vii). Thus Kristan Accles Morrison sets the stage for the story of her journey in Free School Teaching: A Journey into Radical Progressive Education. In her own words, this book is “…a critical examination of (her) own life in schools, (her) success as a student, (her) challenges and frustrations as a teacher, and (her) attempts to find answers at both an individual and a systemic level” (p. viii). The story is an intriguing, provocative and highly... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: November 14, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14766, Date Accessed: 12/15/2017 7:20:40 AM

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  • Peter Knapp
    Roberts Wesleyan College
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    PETER W. KNAPP is Professor of Education at Roberts Wesleyan College. He previously taught high school social studies and English and served as Principal of Brighton High School in Rochester, New York. The majority of his research and professional work has been in law-related and citizenship education.
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