Why Teach? by James Nehring
Notes and Questions from a Life in Education

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One year out of college, James Nehring landed “accidentally” in teaching and soon discovered his love for the profession. But he was surrounded by a school system consumed with order, efficiency, rules, and punishment. He wanted to change the system. So began a quest that became a career. Why Teach? Notes and Questions from a Life in Education is a journey inside American education and a story of self-discovery. Why Teach? is the perfect introductory text for an aspiring teacher, a source of reflection for fellow educators, and a compelling insider critique of the system from pre-school to graduate school. In an age dominated by social science, Why Teach? makes the case for a humanistic approach to schooling.

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James Nehring is a career educator and the author of books and articles on schools and teaching. He is associate professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is the recipient of a Fulbright Award and a Brown University Alumni award for "contributions to teachers and teacher education." View and participate in Professor Nehring's website and blog at www.jamesnehring.org.
Published September 17, 2015 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 190 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction