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Autobiography, Feminism, and the Study of Teaching


reviewed by Rob Traver - 1987

coverTitle: Autobiography, Feminism, and the Study of Teaching
Author(s): Merlin C. Wittrock
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing, Indianapolis
ISBN: 0029003105, Pages: 1037, Year: 1986
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I wish to thank James Anderson and Julie Brines for critical insight and editorial commentary. As illustrated by the latest edition of The Handbook of Research on Teaching, there is a major omission within the academic culture that surrounds the study of teaching. Rarely do we see or hear schoolteachers. They do not appear in person, nor as authors, nor with the specifics of knowledge and day-to-day experiences that teachers use and have. Rather, schoolteachers are represented as numbers, or clusters of behaviors, or functionaries, or parts of a classroom ecology. These might be well and good if the teachers who gave rise to the data of these studies were asked to explain what the studies mean or to recommend how they should be used, but they are not. So schoolteachers, within the academic culture that studies them and the research literature that reports on them, remain passive, manipulated, and silent. The... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 88 Number 3, 1987, p. 443-452
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 653, Date Accessed: 7/22/2019 9:10:41 PM

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