By Joe L. Kincheloe
This book calls for a new type of teacher education that empowers teachers to be self-directed professionals. The author believes that the current trend of teaching teachers to learn an empirical knowledge base which they then implement in their classrooms is demeaning to teachers and teaches them not to think. He cities the example, the emphasis on lesson plan format, the writing of behavioral objectives, and pre-packaged activities. One way to achieve thoughtful empowerment, the author suggests, is through critical action research, or teaching practitioner thinking.