Go Advanced Search
 

Buy from a third party:

( Amazon.com )        # of Discs: 5




Learn More About
Find More Titles by
This Author: Jonathan Kozol
This Narrator: David Drummond
This Publisher: Tantor Audio

Letters to a Young Teacher by Jonathan Kozol

Letters to a Young Teacher

by Jonathan Kozol


Product Details

Narrator
Publisher
 
Unabridged Edition
Running Time
5 Hrs. 30 Min.
Share This

Description

In these affectionate letters to Francesca, a first grade teacher at an inner-city school in Boston, Jonathan Kozol vividly describes his repeated visits to her classroom while, under Francesca’s likably irreverent questioning, also revealing his own most personal stories of the years that he has spent in public schools.

Letters to a Young Teacher reignites a number of the controversial issues that Kozol has powerfully addressed in recent years: the mania of high-stakes testing that turns many classrooms into test-prep factories where spontaneity and critical intelligence are no longer valued, the invasion of our public schools by predatory private corporations, and the inequalities of urban schools that are once again almost as segregated as they were a century ago.

But most of all, these letters are rich with the happiness of teaching children, the curiosity and jubilant excitement children bring into the classroom at an early age, and their ability to overcome their insecurities when they are in the hands of an adoring and hard-working teacher.


Reviews & Ratings
User Reviews         Rate this title  

More Details

  • Published: October 2007
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: L027250
Available On
Volumes
ISBN-10
ISBN-13
Download
Audio CD
5 Discs
1400105463
9781400105465
MP3 CD
1400155460
9781400155460