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Book details
  • Genre:EDUCATION
  • SubGenre:Essays
  • Language:English
  • Pages:224
  • eBook ISBN:9781590799543

Real Teachers

True Stories of Renegade Educators

by Stuart Grauer

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Overview
What is authentic education? For that matter, what is a school? And what is a teacher? Over the last few decades, the American classroom has undergone a shift of enormous magnitude and the consequences of this are truly beginning to make themselves known. In Stuart Grauer's collection of true, short stories, Real Teachers, we are asked to consider the goals of contemporary education and ask: Is this what a school should be? Is this all a school can be? In Real Teachers, Grauer asks us to embrace discovery, individuality, perseverance, and possibility--to reconsider large class size, standardization, culture bias, "risk-free" schooling, and the sterilization of the curriculum. Through these stories of revitalization and a return to the roots of our culture and education, Grauer imparts a valuable lesson, incredibly relevant in this time where education is misunderstood, teaching is abused, and our students fall by the wayside. Real Teachers is a call to action, a call for change, and for a return to the community-oriented, regional education which was once dominant in our schools. Through this collection, Grauer invites us into the history of his life, his personal discoveries--his road to the growth that made him a real teacher.
Description
What is authentic education? For that matter, what is a school? And what is a teacher? Over the last few decades, the American classroom has undergone a shift of enormous magnitude and the consequences of this are truly beginning to make themselves known. In Stuart Grauer's collection of true, short stories, Real Teachers, we are asked to consider the goals of contemporary education and ask: Is this what a school should be? Is this all a school can be? In Real Teachers, Grauer asks us to embrace discovery, individuality, perseverance, and possibility--to reconsider large class size, standardization, culture bias, "risk-free" schooling, and the sterilization of the curriculum. Through these stories of revitalization and a return to the roots of our culture and education, Grauer imparts a valuable lesson, incredibly relevant in this time where education is misunderstood, teaching is abused, and our students fall by the wayside. Real Teachers is a call to action, a call for change, and for a return to the community-oriented, regional education which was once dominant in our schools. Through this collection, Grauer invites us into the history of his life, his personal discoveries--his road to the growth that made him a real teacher.
About the author
Dr. Stuart Grauer, a teacher, is the founding Head of School, The Grauer School. He also holds positions as President of The Grauer Foundation for Education and Founder of The Coalition for Small Preparatory Schools. The author has been interested in education since he was a young man, becoming the Principal of the International School of Basel, Switzerland at the age of 29. In 1991 Dr. Grauer founded The Grauer School (www.grauerschool.com) in order to establish humanitarian secondary education in Southern California. He is considered one of the nation’s top authorities on small schools and community education and consults and speaks widely on this area. He has evaluated many schools worldwide, taught graduate education courses, and was awarded with a Fulbright Administrator Exchange to Argentina and, in 2012, an Ameson Foundation exchange to China. Dr. Grauer’s writings and work have been covered widely, including by The Discovery Channel, The New York Times, International Education Review, Community Works Journal, and frequently in the local press in his home town of Encinitas, California, where he has been named “Peacemaker of the Year” and a “Legendary Local.” He holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, a master’s degree from Long Island University, and a doctorate from The University of San Diego.

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