Teacher views surveyed in new book by Staples teacher
Published 5:38 am, Monday, August 17, 2015
Anne Lutz Fernandez, an English teacher at Staples, will join her sister and co-author, anthropologist Catherine Lutz, to discuss their book, “Schooled: Ordinary, Extraordinary Teaching in an Age of Change,” at the 6 p.m. program in the library’s McManus Room.
Copies of the book will be on sale at the program.
The sisters were frustrated by what they feel is the lack of teachers’ voices in debates about education, according to publicity for the program. They traveled together around the country to talk with educators in a range of academic settings in different kinds of communities.
“Schooled” is based on those discussions, and “provides the views of working teachers on many key educational problems currently under debate and addresses many of the controversial solutions being tested, including revamped teacher evaluations, curricular standardization, and increased testing and data collection,” according to the program publicity.
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