|aExploring the moral heart of teaching :|btoward a teacher's creed /|cby David T. Hansen.
|aNew York :|bTeachers College Press,|cc2001.
|axii, 221 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 201-212) and indexes.
|aOverview: Teaching as a moral and intellectual practice. -- Person, conduct, and moral sensibility in teaching. -- An image of a growing person that can guide a teacher's work. -- Teaching indirectly and the dynamics of an educative environment. -- Shaping an environment for teaching and learning. -- Teaching and the sense of tradition. -- Cultivating a sense of tradition in teaching. -- The place of ideals in teaching.
|aIn this new work, David Hansen extends and deepens a line of inquiry he set forth in his popular book, The Call to Teach. Hansen examines why the most important factor in the practice of teaching is the person who occupies the role of teacher. Drawing on classroom research, teachers' testimony, and a rich, historical tradition of philosophical reflection, Hansen crafts an original, highly accessible account that takes us to the moral heart of teaching. His is a straightforward, compelling vision of why teaching is essential in human life and why its rewards are special and distinctive. In an era of considerable political attack on teachers and teaching, this book vindicates the importance and vitality of what teachers do.