Voice of Pedagogy

What Teachers Really Want to Say and What Americans Need to Know about American Public Education

by Otto E. Arschdorn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/4/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781480802582
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781480802599

About the Book

Our president knows it, our parents know it, and our children know it: education is the single most important key to achieving success in today’s competitive world. In this handbook, a seasoned professor combines ideas from teachers across the nation with research and insight gathered from his own classroom experiences to share a compelling narrative on what works and does not work in today’s public education system.

Dr. Otto E. Arschdorn, who taught in Germany and the United States, offers a provocative perspective on American public education that he hopes will become a wake-up call that our system of learning needs to be transformed. As he examines life inside the classroom, Dr. Arschdorn offers thoughtful opinions on

teaching methodologies that work in the classroom; ways to motivate unmotivated students; why schools should consider implementing a three-branch educational approach; how to stop disenchanted parents from taking control; and why critical thinking and problem solving are at the center of academic existence.

Voice of Pedagogy provides a platform for American teachers to offer ideas for positive change in our public school system so that we can meet the educational challenges of the future and continue to be a country of free thinkers.

About the Author

Otto E. Arschdorn received his PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of Vienna. He taught both university and Gymnasium levels in Munich and Berlin for fifteen years before coming to the United States in 1992. He was a high school and university instructor in the Boston area for twenty years.