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The Resource The values of American teachers : how teachers' values help stabilize unsteady democracy, Robert Slater

The values of American teachers : how teachers' values help stabilize unsteady democracy, Robert Slater

Label
The values of American teachers : how teachers' values help stabilize unsteady democracy
Title
The values of American teachers
Title remainder
how teachers' values help stabilize unsteady democracy
Statement of responsibility
Robert Slater
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Education today is increasingly focused on tests and testing. Teachers are being judged on how much they can increase test scores from one year to the next. These year-to-year gains in scores are part of a "value-added" approach to teacher evaluation, and value-added teacher assessment is all the rage now. A main point of this book is that while teachers do add value when they enable students to increase their performance on standardized tests, this is neither the only nor the most important value they add. An analysis of 40 years of data on teachers suggests that an equally if not more important value added is their contribution to the stability of our increasingly unsteady democracy. Teachers help steady modern democracy by teaching children the limits of liberty and by cultivating the social virtues -- trust, cooperation, helpfulness, and the like -- upon which civil society depends. We need not only to recognize this but also to avoid education policies that undermine their willingness and ability to do so." -- back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slater, Robert
Dewey number
371.102
Illustrations
charts
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1775.2
LC item number
.S63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teachers
  • Teaching
  • Moral education
  • Democracy and education
Label
The values of American teachers : how teachers' values help stabilize unsteady democracy, Robert Slater
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Teachers and teaching -- Values and valuing -- Family and children's values -- Religion -- Social values -- Freedom -- Equality -- Science -- Teachers' values in unsteady democracy
Control code
ocn852239508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 127 pages
Isbn
9781475800067
Lccn
2013023337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)852239508
Label
The values of American teachers : how teachers' values help stabilize unsteady democracy, Robert Slater
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Teachers and teaching -- Values and valuing -- Family and children's values -- Religion -- Social values -- Freedom -- Equality -- Science -- Teachers' values in unsteady democracy
Control code
ocn852239508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 127 pages
Isbn
9781475800067
Lccn
2013023337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
(OCoLC)852239508

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