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Teaching literacy for love and wisdom : being the book and being the change

Author: Jeffrey D Wilhelm; Bruce Novak
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press ; Urbana, Ill. : National Council of Teachers of English ; Berkeley, Calif. : National Writing Project, ©2011.
Series: Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book lays out a new vision for the teaching of English, building on themes central to Wilhelm's influential "You Gotta BE The Book." With portraits of teachers and students, as well as practical strategies and advice, they provide a roadmap to educational transformation far beyond the field of English. --from publisher description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey D Wilhelm; Bruce Novak
ISBN: 9780807752364 0807752363 9780807752371 0807752371
OCLC Number: 703148743
Description: xviii, 253 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is "English"?. A brief history of a nebulous subject --
The power of softness: intimations of deepened humanity from stories of classroom life --
Understand the power of softness through the deep prehistory of English --
The way life teaches: revisiting the three dimensions of aesthetic, transactional responsiveness. The evocative dimension: story time and human life --
The connective dimension: finding love by sharing insight with implied authors --
The reflective dimension: response and responsibility, love and loving wisdom --
Reading beyond the book: moving from a transactional worldview to a transactional world. Aesthetic education: the artistry of transactional life in classrooms --
Aesthetic democracy: government of people by people for the shared life of people, writ small and writ large --
Aesthetic humanity: the history, and possible future of wisdom.
Series Title: Language and literacy series (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Bruce Novak ; foreword by Sheridan Blau.

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This book lays out a new vision for the teaching of English, building on themes central to Wilhelm's influential "You Gotta BE The Book." With portraits of teachers and students, as well as practical strategies and advice, they provide a roadmap to educational transformation far beyond the field of English. --from publisher description.
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