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The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacherís Life


reviewed by Vincent L. Cyboran ó January 30, 2008

coverTitle: The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacherís Life
Author(s): Parker J. Palmer
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0787996866, Pages: 272, Year: 2007
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Parker Palmer is a courageous man. He has chosen to not only passionately live and explore what Freud termed an impossible profession, but to delve deeply and to then resurface to share his hard-won wisdom with the rest of us. In this 10th anniversary edition, Palmer revisits his original text and adds: a foreword, an afterword, and even a CD of interviews of himself conversing with two colleagues, all of which provide insights gained since the first release of the book. Though some books can be read in any order, the chapters in this book are best read sequentially from start to finish. Palmer slowly and surely takes the reader on a journey starting with the self and ending full circle in community. The first three chapters address the individual or self. Chapters 4 through 6 address the self in community. The final chapter ties things together nicely. The journey... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 30, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14945, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:19:20 AM

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  • Vincent Cyboran
    Roosevelt University, Chicago
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    VINCENT L. CYBORAN, Ed.D., has over 20 years experience in the Training and Education fields, covering performance improvement interventions, instructional design, and professional development of both teachers and trainers. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Training and Development at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He holds a B.A. in Education from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in Instructional and Performance Technology from Boise State University, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies from DePaul University. He has graduate-level teaching experience both in Education and Training.
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