Reviews & Mentions
"Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon continues to fine-tune the already stunning work she has done on the role of teaching through questioning. In this regard her movement into issues of 'difference' and the creation of communities of learning is very promising."
Alven Neiman, Department of Philosophy, Notre Dame
"This is a comprehensive and useful guide to interpretive discussion in the classroom - appropriate for classes at every level and in every discipline."
Nel Noddings, author of Critical Lessons: What Our Schools Should Teach
"Haroutunian-Gordon's focus on interpretive discussion offers an exciting new approach to learning and teaching. She shows how classrooms come alive as students share their understanding of the text with each other and the teacher."
Bertram Cohler, University of Chicago
"Groundbreaking and innovative.... This is a major contribution to teacher education and will likely be picked up by teacher education programs interested in teaching teachers more philosophically."
Sharon M. Ravitch, University of Pennsylvania
"Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon provides a subtle, perceptive account of the art of leading discussions in teaching, illuminating the central role that asking questions plays in that process, and arguing for making it a central part of teacher education."
Nicholas C. Burbules, University of Illinois