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Book Edited by Susan “Shay” Mayer ’79 to Be Released

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Antioch College Trustee Susan Jean “Shay” Mayer ’79 and Mary Kay Delaney, Visiting Clinical Professor at Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver, have edited a new book, In Search of Wonderful Ideas: Critical Exploration in Teacher Education, available on April 9, 2021, from Teachers College Press of Columbia University.

In Search of Wonderful Ideas draws on the work of Eleanor Duckworth’s unique approach to pedagogy to explore Critical Exploration in the Classroom (CEC)—a learning-teaching research practice that positions teachers as researchers of their students’ sense-making and learners as theorizers and investigators.

According to the publisher, chapter authors for In Search of Wonderful Ideas who have integrated CEC into their teacher education classrooms, “have found that they can reliably unsettle their teacher candidates’ understandings about the nature of teaching and learning and recenter their attention on the intellectual originality and creativity of all young people. In this way, CEC provides valuable tools in the work of creating more equitable and democratic classrooms.”

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