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A Letter to Teachers: Reflections on Schooling and the Art of Teaching.


reviewed by Catie Bell 1992

coverTitle: A Letter to Teachers: Reflections on Schooling and the Art of Teaching.
Author(s): Vito Perrone
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 1555423132, Pages: 148, Year: 1991
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Vito Perrone believes that schools can be improved, but not unless teachers take the first steps. Teachers “can’t wait for universities, foundations, the business community or various school administration” to initiate the necessary changes (p. 82). It is up to teachers to do what is essential to empower themselves; they must first enhance their sense of authority. Perrone’s use of the word authority does not refer to external symbols of power. Instead, he is talking about the sense of power that comes from within, the authority that grows “out of sound knowledge, control of language, and an openness to group thought” (p. 96). He argues that “only when teachers themselves assume the dominant position in regard to issues of teaching and learning in their classroom, and begin to speak more broadly and authoritatively on matters of education will we see significant improvement” (p. xiii-xiv). Perrone himself has done much to help... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 94 Number 1, 1992, p. 185-188
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 210, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 4:12:50 AM

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