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The Jossey-Bass Reader on Teaching


reviewed by Kelvin L. Seifert — 2004

coverTitle: The Jossey-Bass Reader on Teaching
Author(s): Jossey-Bass Publishers
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787962406, Pages: 288, Year: 2003
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The Jossey-Bass Reader on Teaching is one of a series of readers put together by an unnamed committee of staff and/or consultants to the Jossey-Bass publishing company.  (Other Readers, in case you are curious, focus on school leadership, technology, school reform, and gender.)  All nineteen of the articles have been published elsewhere previously.  Most were published in the 1990s, though a few date back to earlier decades (e.g. Herb Kohl’s dates from 1984, and Sylvia Ashton-Warner’s on literacy instruction goes back to 1964.). Although the volume has a brief (2 ˝-page) foreword by Ann Lieberman, there is little introductory guidance about the purposes of the volume, nor about relationships among the various readings.  This is not necessarily bad; the articles generally are of high quality, and their relative independence from each other will allow reading them selectively, and allow students to do the same. If used in a university course, instructors will presumably make thoughtful choices in assigning chapters and in justifying the choices to students. Nonetheless, the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 2, 2004, p. 406-408
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11167, Date Accessed: 5/26/2017 1:36:58 AM

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  • Kelvin Seifert
    University of Manitoba
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    Kelvin Seifert is professor of educational psychology and teacher education at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. His current research and publications concern the development of preservice teachers’ professional identities and the development of teachers’ beliefs about learning and teaching. He is also the author of several university textbooks, including Constructing a Psychology of Teaching and Learning and (with Robert Hoffnung) Child and Adolescent Development, both published by Houghton Mifflin.
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