“A lovely, loving, and most engaging tribute to a peerless teacher and inspiring scholar-mentor-humanist. Each revealing how Philip Jackson’s ideas thread continuously through their own, the authors illuminate the moral work of teaching, the beauty of teaching, and—not least—the challenges of teaching and of learning about it.”
—Celia Genishi, Professor of Education, Teachers College
“A Life in Classrooms is a conversation among colleagues who studied the wisdom of practice through the life, words, and teaching of Philip W Jackson. This collection of essays is an apt tribute to a great master teacher.”
—Mary M. Brabeck, Dean, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University
A Life in Classrooms examines the full range of Philip W. Jackson’s groundbreaking scholarship and teaching. Its essays are authored by some of the outstanding educational thinkers of our time. They attest to the decisive impact Jackson’s work continues to have on our understanding of education, and they exemplify, as does Jackson’s own work, how such an understanding may draw nourishment from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Contributors: Robert Boostrom • Craig A. Cunningham • Linda Darling-Hammond • Elliot W. Eisner • David A. Granger • Maxine Greene • Thomas James • Lee S. Shulman • Lauren A. Sosniak • Karen Zumwalt
David T. Hansen is Professor of Philosophy and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Mary Erina Driscoll is Associate Professor of Educational Administration in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University. René V. Arcilla is Associate Professor of Educational Philosophy in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University.