Methods of Inspiring Students Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Methods of Inspiring Students
A comparison of teaching theories in "Teacher" by Sylvia Ashton-Warner, "36 Children" by Herbert Kohl and "Living Between the Lines" by Lucy Calkins and Shelley Harwayne.
# 15181 | 1,800 words | 3 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Education (Theory) , Literature (General)

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"A similar thread of love and respect for the students runs through all three books under discussion. In Sylvia Ashton-Warner’s Teacher, her concept of “organic learning” tapped into the innermost being of each child in order to initiate them into the world of reading and writing. Instead of imposing texts containing experiences of middle-class white people on the Maori students, she made use of the texts created by the Maori children to teach them. Herbert Kohl’s 36 children depicts the triumph of a teacher who succeeded in motivating children in ghetto schools to learn. By encouraging them in the development of their individual interests and incorporating them within the classroom setting, Kohl created a sanctuary for these students away from their chaotic existences and a school system that has failed them. Living between the lines, by Lucy McCormick..."

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