Learning from the Student's Perspective: A Sourcebook for Effective Teaching (Paperback)Alison Cook-Sather (author), Brandon Clarke (author), Daniel Condon (author), Kathleen Cushman (author), Helen Demetriou (author), Lois Easton (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 261
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
-Michelle Fine, co-author of Revolutionizing Education: Youth Participatory Action Research in Motion
"Dr. Cook-Sather's book is an essential text in today's educational climate: it inspires and connects readers to the necessity of incorporating student voice in the classroom. Learning from the Student's Perspective provides thoughtful analysis and intriguing examples to demonstrate and celebrate the ways developing relationships and listening to our students can engage us all in the learning process. All educators-new and experienced-will benefit from the theory presented and its clear connection to our everyday practice."
-Ted Domers, social studies teacher, Freire Charter School, Philadelphia, PA
"This ground-breaking book establishes Alison Cook-Sather's place amongst international leaders in the field of student participation in schools. Drawing on the perspectives of students from a wide range of circumstances, the work of beginning and experienced teachers, and extensive research literature to which she, herself, is an important contributor, Alison Cook-Sather provides an engaging and accessible blend of practical insight, theoretical stimulation and inspirational commitment."
-Professor Michael Fielding, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
"In contrast to the growing trend of top-down reforms, Cook-Sather has brought together colleagues and students to remind us that improving how we teach must involve learning from those whom we are teaching. Filled with rich insights from students and creative resources for educators, this important new book highlights the critical role that student voices can play in transforming schools and teaching, and shows us how to make that happen."
-Kevin K. Kumashiro, author of The Seduction of Common Sense: How the Right Has Framed the Debate on America's Schools
"Cook-Sather makes the case that the best teachers of teachers are in fact the students with whom they work. After reading this book, I renewed my efforts to include my students in important decisions that affect them."
-Ben Daley, Chief Academic Officer, High Tech High, San Diego, CA