Hope, Intolerance, and Greed: A Reality Check for Teachers

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Education - 163 pages
In many ways America is in worse shape than before the first Watts riots occurred over 25 years ago. Intolerance is still abundant; greed is very much alive; and hope held by many at the bottom has been dimmed, if not extinguished. For our country to become everything it is capable of becoming and everything our ancestors dreamed, education cannot continue as usual. Ours is a great country, but when even one of its citizens is made to feel less than human or is robbed of their dignity, something is wrong. Hope, Intolerance, and Greed: A Reality Check for Teachers encourages teachers to question the status quo and to reexamine their power to influence the direction our country takes into the 21st century. It also encourages teachers to acknowledge the realities that exist, teach the rejection of violence, and promote an awareness and understanding of people as individuals.
 

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Contents

Tolerance and Intolerance
3
Rethinking the Curriculum What America Needs to Learn
13
The Hidden Curriculum What We Unintentionally Teach and Learn
21
An Untapped Source of Hope Elementary and Secondary Teachers Mentoring One Another
27
Socially Inconsiderate People
33
Attitudes toward and Perceptions of Greed Ethics Morals Values and Indifference
39
Greed
41
Ethics
47
Education As a Source of Hope
89
Hope
91
Optimism versus Pessimism
99
SelfConcept Creating Your Own Rainbows
107
Resilient Children
121
Teaching Nonviolence
131
Americas Least Expensive Most Powerful Most Available Resource Reading Aloud
141
References
147

Values
61
Morals
71
Indifference
83

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About the author (1995)

DEBRA J. ANDERSON is Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Education at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

ROBERT L. MAJOR is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Mankato State University.

RICHARD R. MITCHELL is Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Mankato State University. All three have coauthored Teacher Supervision that Works: A Guide for University Supervisors (Praeger, 1992).

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