Praise for the First Edition of Discussion as a Way of Teaching Winner of the 1999 Critics' Choice Award of the American Educational Studies Association "Stimulating good discussions is often one of the more difficult tasks of teaching. In this book, Brookfield and Preskill offer a wealth of information and strategies for improving dialogues in the classroom. I found the teacher-and student-centered tone of the book refreshing and the connections drawn between democratic education and discussion methods quite meaningful." --Mary Deane Sorcinelli, associate provost and director, Center for Teaching, University of Massachusetts, Amherst "Discussion as a Way of Teaching addresses an important, often underutilized pedagogical approach--the discussion method. The book is a practical and valuable resource for all faculty seeking to improve their teaching and create more learner-centered teaching environments." --Jodi Levine Laufgraben, director of first-year programs, Temple University "It would be hard for anyone to read this book and not end up with a large number of ideas about how to use discussion in the classroom. Even experienced teachers are likely to be challenged in some of their own assumptions." --David Boud, professor of adult education, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia "This book provides an excellent overview of how to cultivate and nurture democratic dispositions and discussion habits in students. Each chapter provides adaptable, practical, and clearly articulated strategies that both novice and experienced teachers can use." --Gary Cale, associate professor of language and literature, Jackson Community College, MichiganBrookfield, Stephen D. is the author of 'Discussion As a Way of Teaching Tools And Techniques for Democratic Classrooms', published 2005 under ISBN 9780787978082 and ISBN 0787978086.