Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Unprepared - pp. 151-168 Summary & Analysis

Mike Rose (educator)
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pp. 151-168 Summary and Analysis

Mike's teaching tactics drew the men into discussions. Most of the student's related to his methodology and asked for him to recommend additional reading. Some of his students kept in touch with him after leaving the program, telling him of their new lives, Mike and his tutors had to help the students overcome their fear of failure. They had to use various tactics to do this but they took the time to do so, and this is the important thing.

In the Veteran's Program, Mike was allowed to try different tactics and methodologies. He had the courage to do this. He also began to devote time to writing poetry.

Part of Mike's duties at the Veteran's Program was to provide academic counseling. This meant helping the men define their educational and vocational interests. He learned a lot from the...

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