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    Voices Inside Schools - On Becoming a Teacher of Teachers

    Robert H. Bell
    In this article, Robert H. Bell, a professor of English at Williams College for over twenty-five years, reflects on his experiences as both a teacher of undergraduates and a mentor to his junior colleagues. Using a historical lens, he traces the decline of pedagogical training in higher education over the course of his own career, and notes the absence of mentoring programs that would encourage senior academics to assist their younger peers in the classroom. Having been asked in 1994 to develop such a program in order to provide guidance and support to newly hired — and often untested — faculty members, Bell describes and deliberates about the obstacles and issues raised by both its creation and its implementation.

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    Winter 1999 Issue

    Abstracts

    Literacy Learning and Economic Change
    Deborah Brandt
    Writing Development
    A Neglected Variable in the Consideration of Phonological Awareness
    Sofia A. Vernon, Emilia Ferreiro
    In His Prime
    Dirk Jan Struik Reflects on 103 Years of Mathematical and Political Activities
    Arthur B. Powell, Marilyn Frankenstein

    Book Notes

    Boarding School Seasons
    By Brenda J. Child

    Sharing Words
    By Ramón Flecha

    White Reign
    Edited by Joe L. Kincheloe, Shirley R. Steinberg, Nelson M. Rodriguez, and Ronald E. Chennault

    Country School Memories
    By Robert L. Leight and Alice Duffy Rinehart

    Country Schoolwomen
    By Kathleen Weiler

    The Incredible Journey to the Planets
    By Nicholas Harris

    The Art and Science of Portraiture
    By Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot and Jessica Hoffmann Davis

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