Educational Folly: Teacher Well-Being and the Chaos of American Schooling (Paperback)
Educational Folly: Teacher Well-Being and the Chaos of American Schooling, offers a comprehensive critique of educational reforms that have eroded the teacher's position. This leaves teachers with psychological scars - scars which are fueling the recent exodus from teaching. Gonsalves lays out a new vision for the future of education reform. This model centers around justice, community, and professionalism to return the teacher to the rightful head of the classroom and to restore dignity and progress to all of America's schools.
Lisa M. Gonsalves, PhD, is Full Professor and Chair of the Curriculum and Instruction Department at the University of Massachusetts/Boston. She is also the long-time Director of the Teach Next Year, Teaching Residency Program.