Teaching Literacy for Love and Wisdom: Being the Book and Being the Change Paperback – Jul 8 2011
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About the Author
Jeffrey B. Wilhelm, professor of English education, Boise State University; and Bruce Novak, director of Educational Projects, Foundation for Ethics and Meaning
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Although you get some of Wilhelm's practical ideas explained, the book is much heavier on the theoretical side (I'd say 70%). Thus, many teachers might be put off by the numerous allusions to philosophers and educational theorists, the ubiquitous quotes, the sometimes difficult diction. As Wilhelm and Novak were preaching to the choir in my case, I was fine with it, but I know many teachers object to heavy theory and I only say as much so they know going in. Personally, I see the book as a confirmation of some Romantic and historical ideals of man that should be kept in mind while teachers plan. Reading strategies, then? A means, not an end. THIS is the "end."