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    Two Teachers of Letters

    Margaret Treece Metzger and Clare Fox
    In the face of parental pressure and with the lure of "high status" occupations, a prospective teacher seeks advice and insight from a former, favorite high school English instructor. Her question, "What does teaching mean to you?" brings a clarion reply: It is passion and paradox, love and hate, routine and excitement — and it always matters. After two years of teaching, the young teacher writes again, this time to say that she agrees — teaching does matter — but that she must leave it to try her hand at another career.

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    Winter 1986 Issue


    Two Teachers of Letters
    Margaret Treece Metzger and Clare Fox
    Raising the Teacher's Voice and the Ironic Role of Theory
    Joseph P. McDonald
    Skills and Other Dilemmas of a Progressive Black Educator
    Lisa D. Delpit
    Creative Education for Bilingual Education Teachers
    Alma Flor Ada
    Fifth Graders Respond to a Changed Reading Program
    Cora Lee Five
    Equity is Excellence
    Transforming Teacher Education and the Learning Process
    Ira Shor
    In Search of a Critical Pedagogy
    Maxine Greene
    Cultural Myths in the Making of a Teacher
    Biography and Social Structure
    Deborah P. Britzman
    A Discourse Not Intended for Her
    Learning and Teaching within Patriarchy
    Magda Lewis and Roger I. Simon
    Empowerment and Teacher Education
    Margaret Yonemura
    Teaching as Research
    Eleanor Duckworth
    Fidelity in Teaching, Teacher Education, and Research for Teaching
    Nel Noddings
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