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The New Teacher Book

reviewed by Denise Gelberg - 2005

coverTitle: The New Teacher Book
Author(s): Rethinking Schools
Publisher: Rethinking Schools, Milwaukee
ISBN: 0942961455, Pages: 243, Year: 2004
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The problem of attracting bright, committed people into the ranks of our teaching force and retaining them once we get them is one that has plagued our nationís schools for decades. The authors of The New Teacher Book aim to prevent the loss of the most passionate new teachers in our midst, that is, those who not only hope to teach their students to read and write, but who are also dedicated to teaching social justice. The new and veteran teachers who contributed to this anthology are the best of the best: masterful in the craft of teaching, reflective of their practice, and ever aware of the broader purposes of schooling in American society. It is never enough for them to have their students learn the mandated curriculum or score well on standardized tests, though they understand that these are important parts of their job. They also want to help their... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1552-1555
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11702, Date Accessed: 7/30/2021 5:38:42 AM

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  • Denise Gelberg
    South Hill School, Ithaca, New York
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    DENISE GELBERG holds a doctorate in labor relations in education from Cornell University. Her book, The "Business" of Reforming American Schools was published by SUNY Press in 1997. She has taught the primary grades for 26 years in three public school systems and currently teaches first grade at South Hill School in Ithaca, New York.
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