The Moral Life of Schools
The Moral Life of Schools   -     By: Philip Jackson, Robert Boostrom, David Hansen
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This book takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through a variety of elementary and high school classrooms, highlighting the moral significance of all that transpires there. Drawing on the results of a two-and-a-half year study, the authors examine the ways in which moral considerations permeate the everyday life of classrooms. In addition to providing teachers and teacher educators with a new framework for looking at and thinking about the moral dimensions of schooling, the authors also offer specific suggestions about how to look at classroom events from a moral perspective.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 1998
ISBN: 0787940666
ISBN-13: 9780787940669

Publisher's Description

"Rarely have I come across a book that so quickly provoked me tore-examine my own classroom behavior. There is no place to hide inthis careful scrutiny of the teacher as crucial player in the dailymorality tale that becomes the story of school life."
-- Vivian Gussin Paley, teacher, University of Chicago LaboratorySchools
This book takes the reader on an eye-opening journey through avariety of elementary and high school classrooms, highlighting themoral significance of all that transpires there. Drawing on theresults of a two-and-a-half year study, the authors examine theways in which moral considerations permeate the everyday life ofclassrooms. In addition to providing teachers and teacher educatorswith a new framework for looking at and thinking about the moraldimensions of schooling, the authors also offer specificsuggestions about how to look at classroom events from a moralperspective.
Contents
One. Looking for the Moral: An Observer's Guide
Two. Becoming Aware of Moral Complexity Within a School Setting:Four Sets of Observations
Three. Facing Moral Ambiguity and Tension: Four More Sets ofObservations
Four. Cultivating Expressive Awareness in Schools andClassrooms
Postscript: Where Might One Go from Here?
Philip W. Jackson is the David Lee Shillinglaw DistinguishedService Professor of Education and Psychology and a member of theCommittee on Ideas and Methods at the University of Chicago.
Robert E. Boostrom is a senior research associate of the BentonCenter for Curriculum and Instruction at the University ofChicago.
David T. Hansen is an assistant professor of curriculum andinstruction in the College of Education at the University ofIllinois at Chicago

Editorial Reviews

"This book is one of the very best ethnographic descriptions ofinteractive processes in the classroom I have ever read. . .no morefinal exams for teacher students without giving them this oeuvre ascompulsory reading." (Educational Researcher)
"Convincingly argues that morality in school has less to do withobject lessons than with nuance. . .Who we are, this invaluablebook reminds us, imbues our teaching, which is why goodteaching?that is moral teaching?must begin with self-scrutiny."(Teacher Magazine)
"Rarely have I come across a book that so quickly provoked me tore-examine my own classroom behavior. There is no place to hide inthis careful scrutiny of the teacher as crucial player in the dailymorality tale that becomes the story of school life." (VivianGussin Paley, teacher, University of Chicago LaboratorySchools)
"Jackson, Boostrom, and Hansen capture the ways in which classroomcommunities shape the hearts and minds of students and teachersalike in as full-bodied a fashion as Jackson's Life in Classroomsfirst recorded the pulse and passions of school life. The MoralLife of Schools is powerful reading for anyone concerned with theaims of education, with the inner lives of teachers and children,and with the most important foundations of our society--our ways oflearning to live together." (Linda Darling-Hammond, professor ofeducation, Teachers College, Columbia University)
"Jackson, Boostrom, and Hansen guide the reader engagingly intolargely uncharted territory. The moral impact of schooling hastraditionally been tackled by philosophers, absent the richdescriptions of classroom life offered here. This well-justifieddeparture from traditional empirical research brings essential newinsights about the culture of schools and classrooms." (JeannieOakes, professor, Graduate School of Education, University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles)

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