On Being a Teacher (Paperback)
A new edition of the seminal work
Jonathan Kozol, National Book Award-winning author and one of America’s foremost writers on social issues, offers a passionate and provocative critique on the role of the teacher in America’s public school system. Writing as a teacher, Kozol advocates an approach to education that is infused with ethical values: fairness, truth, and integrity, and a driving compassion for the world beyond the classroom. Kozol not only sheds light on what it means to be a teacher, but gives constructive suggestions on how teachers can work conscientiously within the system to foster these values in concert with parents, students and fellow teachers.
About the Author
Jonathan Kozol is award-winning author of Death at an Early Age, Savage Inequalities, Amazing Grace, and The Shame of the Nation. He has held two Guggenheim Fellowships, has twice been a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, and has also received fellowships from the Field and Ford Foundations. He has been working with children in inner-city schools for more than 40 years. He currently lives in Byfield, MA.
"Must reading for all teachers and parents"
— Studs Terkel