The Teacher in American Society: A Critical Anthology examines the nature of the teaching profession in the United States and the purpose behind the work of primary and secondary teachers. It does so through reading from a wide range of historical, sociological, and literary sources. The anthology references films and other sources in popular culture, such as cartoons, as a means of understanding not only the work and experience of teachers, but the perception of them in American society.
Gene Provenzo is one of the nation's leading scholars in the foundations of education. He holds the rank of full professor at the University of Miami. He has won numerous awards throughout his career in both teaching and research and sits on many editorial boards. He has authored over ten books and has contributed chapters to many more. He has authored scores of articles in a wide range of areas in education. His recent projects include Teaching, Learning, and Schooling (Allyn & Bacon, 2002), a critically-oriented introduction to the foundations of education textbook, and the forthcoming Readings in Educational Thought (SAGE, 2005).