Humanistic Teacher: First the Child, Then Curriculum

Humanistic Teacher: First the Child, Then Curriculum

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The Humanistic Teacher: First the Child, Then Curriculum supports teachers and parents in their quest to provide the best possible education for each and every child. Meeting the needs of every child is the basic tenet of humanistic education, and this text explores both theory and practical methods for achieving this difficult goal. Using examples from their fifty years of experience as teachers, administrators, and researchers, the authors explain the importance of humanistic methods such as self-study of one's own teacher practice, working together with other teachers, and establishing realistic boundaries with children of all ages. The Humanistic Teacher enables teachers to meet the different needs of individual students and to become the educators they want to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317257936
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/17/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jerome S. Allender is a former Chairperson of the Psychoeducational Processes Department at Temple University, where he developed the Arts and Science of Teaching course.

Donna Sclarow Allender cofounded the Project Learn School in 1970. As a member of the American Educational Research Association, her research focuses on the self-study of teacher education practices.

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"Donna and Jerry Allender are pioneers in the world of humanistic education, both in theory and in practice. Their work exemplifies the principle that a good school is as educative for its teachers as it is for its students. Their commitment is to study the work they do and to share the lessons they learned from their teacher colleagues, students, and parents with fellow educators across the world. They write autobiographically and yet self-critically about the development of humanistic schools, and they personify the even more elusive value of becoming humanistic scholars. The Allenders' discussion of their personal and professional development as educators is an inspiring account of lives in which pedagogy and scholarship have come together to teach, to learn, and to learn from teaching. In so doing, they become powerful examples of a robust partnership in education and personal life."

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