The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership

| November 20, 2011

Title: The influence of teachers: reflections on teaching and leadership

Author: John Merrow

Publisher:  LM Books

Call number: LA217.2 .M47 2011

From the Publisher:

How can schools and teachers change to keep up with the current educational landscape, a world in which young people must learn how to ask the right questions, instead of simply parroting back the ‘right’ answers? In this urgent and insightful book, Merrow draws on his experiences as a reporter for PBS and NPR to examine this question and others, and offer possibilities and solutions for a new education system. Told through warm storytelling and compelling case studies, the book showcases why and how we must transform – not just reform — our schools.

About the author:

John Merrow is an education correspondent for PBS NewsHour and the president of Learning Matters, a non-profit, independent production company he founded in 1995. Merrow earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1964, an M.A. in American Studies from Indiana University in 1968, and a doctorate in Education and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1973. He received the James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in 2000, the HGSE Alumni Council Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education in 2006, and honorary doctorates from Richard Stockton College (NJ) and Paul Smith’s College (NY). He serves on the Board of Trustees of Teachers College, [at] Columbia University.

On the web:

The Influence of Teachers

Learning Matters

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