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Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds

reviewed by Jennifer S. Pease - October 03, 2006

coverTitle: Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds
Author(s): Mary Aswell Doll, Delese Wear, and Martha L. Whitaker
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 079146721X , Pages: 210, Year: 2006
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As a modern society, we demand transparency from a variety of realms: national governments, financial institutions, local public works departments, and other bodies, who, it is believed, should make public and explicit their inner workings and practices. Ironically, despite insisting that our presidential candidates reveal past substance abuse, we do not call upon some of the most influential members of our society—educators—for the same transparency. Teachers (as all individuals) are undoubtedly influenced by personal histories, experiences, and beliefs that shape their practice. As the eminent psychiatrist and educator Robert Coles (1999) astutely notes, “Few would deny that we all have stories in us which are a compelling part of psychological and ideological make-up. What does the presence of those stories imply—for teachers, for doctors, for all who will at some critical point in our lives become patients?” (p. 24) Transparency has the potential to enhance the integrity of the profession,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 03, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12766, Date Accessed: 1/26/2021 4:19:11 PM

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  • Jennifer Pease
    University of Virginia
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    JENNIFER S. PEASE is a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. Her research interests include teacher education, teaching as a profession, and transparency in education. A National Board Certified Teacher, she has ten years of classroom teaching experience and currently supervises student teachers during their clinical placements.
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