Moral Questions in the Classroom: How to Get Kids to Think Deeply About Real Life and their Schoolworkreviewed by Jim Garrison & David Hicks — 2002
Readers read for many different needs, interests, and purposes.
Ours is a joint review constructed from different professional
orientations. Therefore, we would like to share our motives for
taking up this text. Jim Garrison is a professor of philosophy of
education. While not an ethicist, he is interested in the moral
aspects of teaching and found this text attractive because of its
concern with thinking hard about “existential
questions” in the classroom. David Hicks is an assistant
professor of social studies education. He approached the text
with the hope of finding a resource through which his students
could examine the assertion that social studies is not important
for the neatly packaged- teacher centered- textbook based stories
that have become the typical genre of social studies teaching.
That we both found Simon’s book thought provoking and
useful constitutes a sincere recommendation in itself. That we are
primarily concerned with preservice teaching, but believe this fine
text is even better suited for the K-12 teacher or administrator
interested in... (preview truncated at 150 words.) Title:
Moral Questions in the Classroom: How to Get Kids to Think Deeply About Real Life and their SchoolworkAuthor(s):
Katherine G. SimonPublisher:
Yale University Press, New HavenISBN:
0300090323 , Pages:
2001Search for book at Amazon.com
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- Jim Garrison
Virginia Tech University
Jim Garrison is a professor of philosophy of education at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. His research and teaching interests center on pragmatism and especially the philosophy of John Dewey. Among his books are an edited work, The New Scholarship on Dewey, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1995, Dewey and Eros, Teachers College Press, 1997. He wrote the chapter on Education for the companion volume to The Collected Works of John Dewey and was an invited participant at the World Congress of Philosophy in 1998 where he spoke on Dewey’s theory of philosophical criticism. Jim is a past-president of the Philosophy of Education Society.
- David Hicks
Virginia Tech University
David Hicks is an assistant professor of social studies education at Virginia Tech. David’s publications have appeared in Social Education, The Mathematics Teacher, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, and the International Journal of Social Education. Currently he is investigating how concepts of citizenship and the integration of technology can influence how teachers approach the teaching and learning of history and social science.