Building a Better Teacher

Education and Culture 31 (1):89-95 (2015)
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Elizabeth Green’s Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works is an excellent book that deserves the widest possible audience. It is a tremendously insightful and engaging look at teacher education, and I believe it has the power to change public discussions of teacher education for the better. Though it is written for a popular—and not a scholarly—audience, Green’s book raises a number of questions that will be of particular interest to philosophers of education. I turn to those questions at the end of this review after describing Green’s project and what it accomplishes.To begin, Green finds a way to make educational research interesting—even intriguing—to a general audience...

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