The Foxfire Approach

Inspiration for Classrooms and Beyond

Editors: Smith, Hilton, McDermott, J. Cynthia (Eds.)

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  • This book reflects the experiences of the variety of educators influenced by Foxfire, from students involved in the Foxfire Magazine, to K-12 teachers adapting the Foxfire Approach to their respective classrooms, to professors tracing Foxfire’s pedagogical heritage
  • Teachers and school administrators will find inspiration and guidance for considering how to implement the Foxfire Core Practices for students at all grade levels, all subjects, and all demographics
  • The essays in this book provide an informed assessment of the potential of the Foxfire Approach 
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"This collection of essays by Foxfire practitioners represents the wide range of adaptations by educators of the pedagogical orientation of the Foxfire Magazine and Foxfire Programs for Teachers. Former students in the magazine class at Rabun County High School share the continuing impact of that experience on their lives, including a former student who is pioneering the magazine project with her sixth grade class. An early childhood teacher make a passionate, articulate case for instruction guided by the Foxfire Core Practices. And a former school administrator shares his experiences as guidance to current school administrators in enabling then supporting teachers to implement instruction guided by Foxfire’s Core Practices.
Participants in Foxfire’s Program for Teachers, from early childhood teachers to college professors, describe their adaptations of the Foxfire Approach for instruction at all grade levels, all subjects and all demographics – including how they coped with the challenges they faced. One practitioner describes how she used the Core Practices to design instruction in rural China. We have an engaging essay focused on our summer courses for teachers, based on extensive observations and interview of participants attending those courses.
Several essays explore the pedagogical roots of the Foxfire Approach, as well as its value in providing instruction today which engages the students in the content and results in durable learning.
Readers can read straight through the book, beginning with a short historical introductory essay, or skip around to topics of interest to assemble an informed assessment of the potential of the Foxfire Approach."

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-6300-564-7
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Foxfire Approach
Book Subtitle
Inspiration for Classrooms and Beyond
Editors
  • Hilton Smith
  • J. Cynthia McDermott
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-564-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-564-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 162
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