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In defense of good teaching [electronic resource] : what teachers need to know about the "reading wars" / edited by Kenneth S. Goodman.

Contributor(s): Goodman, Kenneth S.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: York, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers, c1998Description: 1 online resource (iv, 195 p.).ISBN: 157110447X (electronic bk.); 9781571104472 (electronic bk.).Other title: What teachers need to know about the "reading wars".Subject(s): Reading -- United States -- Language experience approach | Education -- Political aspects -- United States | Reading -- United States -- Language experience approach -- Religious aspects | Education and state -- United States | EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- Reading & Phonics | EDUCATION -- Language Experience ApproachGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: In defense of good teaching.DDC classification: 372.4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Who's afraid of whole language? Politics, paradigms, pedagogy, and the press / Kenneth S. Goodman -- It's a long story-And it's not done yet / Carole Edelsky -- What's religion got to do with attacks on whole language? / Ellen H. Brinkley -- California reading: The pendulum swings / David Freeman and Yvonne S. Freeman -- We'll eat the elephant one bite at a time: the continuing battle for control of literacy education in Texas / Linda Ellis -- Mandating methodology: Promoting the use of phonics through state statute / Frances R.A. Paterson -- Phonics, whole language, and the religious and political right / Constance Weaver and Ellen H. Brinkley -- Thirty years of research in reading: when is a research summary not a research summary? / Richard I. Allington and Haley Woodside-Jiron -- The sky is falling: Whole language meets Henny Penny / Sharon Murphy -- Whole language as decoy: the real agenda behind the attacks / Bess Altwerger -- Organizing for political action: suggestions from experience / Ellen H. Brinkley and Constance Weaver.
Summary: In Defense of Good Teaching is the whole language community's first concerted response to its attackers, reveals some disturbing truths in the reading wars: deliberate misrepresentation of ideas, about the role of the press, conflicting political agendas played out in our schools, teachers and administrators marginalized for their beliefs, and commercial interests dressed up as scientific research. This is an alarming and enlightening book and, as the dispute broadens to affect teaching of math and bilingual education, it is an important book. It will be invaluable to teachers who want the means and strategies to respond to criticism, to analyze arguments and to defend their position. More is at stake than whole language.
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Who's afraid of whole language? Politics, paradigms, pedagogy, and the press / Kenneth S. Goodman -- It's a long story-And it's not done yet / Carole Edelsky -- What's religion got to do with attacks on whole language? / Ellen H. Brinkley -- California reading: The pendulum swings / David Freeman and Yvonne S. Freeman -- We'll eat the elephant one bite at a time: the continuing battle for control of literacy education in Texas / Linda Ellis -- Mandating methodology: Promoting the use of phonics through state statute / Frances R.A. Paterson -- Phonics, whole language, and the religious and political right / Constance Weaver and Ellen H. Brinkley -- Thirty years of research in reading: when is a research summary not a research summary? / Richard I. Allington and Haley Woodside-Jiron -- The sky is falling: Whole language meets Henny Penny / Sharon Murphy -- Whole language as decoy: the real agenda behind the attacks / Bess Altwerger -- Organizing for political action: suggestions from experience / Ellen H. Brinkley and Constance Weaver.

In Defense of Good Teaching is the whole language community's first concerted response to its attackers, reveals some disturbing truths in the reading wars: deliberate misrepresentation of ideas, about the role of the press, conflicting political agendas played out in our schools, teachers and administrators marginalized for their beliefs, and commercial interests dressed up as scientific research. This is an alarming and enlightening book and, as the dispute broadens to affect teaching of math and bilingual education, it is an important book. It will be invaluable to teachers who want the means and strategies to respond to criticism, to analyze arguments and to defend their position. More is at stake than whole language.

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