An introduction to a volume of essays that provided a vehicle through which educators could share their experiences following September 11. This includes how teachers were addressing the troubling questions that the tragedy raised: What kinds of conversations had been sparked among children, teachers, and parents? How had curriculum shifted in response to this heretofore unimaginable event?

Author Biography

Alison McKersie is a teacher in the Bank Street School for Children and a member of the Occasional Papers Editorial Board. She holds an M.A. in early adolescence Education from Bank Street and a B.S. in Labor History and Economics from Cornell University.



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