Cherise Fuselier February 15, 2007Toward Becoming a Teacher Annotated Bibliography passionate interests by getting to the heart of their subject” (Jossey-Bass 46) and “…convey their passion to novice learners” (Jossey-Bass 46).Greene, Maxine. (1997). Teaching as possibility: A light in dark times.
The journal of
pedagogy, pluralism, and practice
This article discusses how to teach and establish hope in dark times. Greene calls for what Paulo Freire calls a “pedagogy of hope”. Establishing this and nourishing the“multiple-literacies” and “diverse modes of understanding” will help students actknowledgably and reflectively in the frameworks of their lives (Jossey-Bass 64). Theestablishment of a poetic imagination and inner sense of language needs to be developedin students through speaking, reading, and writing.Haberman, Martin. (1991). The pedagogy of poverty versus good teaching.
. (pp. 290-4).This article discusses why the issue of urban school reform is largely overlooked.Haberman says this is ignored because of the assumption of what teaching is, teacherscannot be change, and the assumption that urban student’s low scores are the result of socioeconomic status and not because of teaching. The urban teaching style is whatHaberman calls the “pedagogy of poverty” and consists of: giving information, askingquestions, giving directions, making assignments, monitoring seatwork, reviewingassignments, giving tests, assigning homework, reviewing homework, settling disputes, punishing noncompliance, marking papers, and giving grades. In contrast, somehighlights of good teacher involving students include: issues they think are vital,explanations of human differences, helping to see major concepts, big ideas, and principles, applying ideas, active involvement, direct involvement in real-life experience,experience with heterogeneous groups, challenge to common ideas, redoing or perfectingwork, technology, and reflection on their own lives.McLeod, Alex (1986). Critical literacy: Taking control of our own lives.
.63:1. (Pp. 37-49).This article discusses social issues in the arena of literacy. Being literate in Westernsocieties carries with it a certain power, as well as access to formal education. Inversely, being illiterate in Western society carries with negative consequences and limited accessto formal education and thus formal prestige and economic and social power. This articledescribes a case study of Afro-Caribbean students in British school systems. This articleis important for issues of race in the classroom, as well as the effects of institutionalizedracism within Western society and formal educational systems.McWilliams, Patrick. (1991). Learning to read.
The first year of teaching: Real world
stories from America’s teachers
. Ed. Kane, Pearl Rock. New York: Walker and
Company.This article discusses an English teacher who was being too critical of his student’swritings. McWilliams rips apart a student paper full of what he thinks are clichés, but