Teaching to transgress : education as the practice of freedom.

By: hooks, bell
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Routledge, 1994Description: 216 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 0415908078; 9780415908078; 0415908086; 9780415908085Subject(s): Critical pedagogy | Critical thinking -- Study and teaching | Feminism and education | Teaching | Education | Feminism | Prejudice | Thinking | Multicultural educationDDC classification: 370.1 HOO LOC classification: LC196 | .H66 1994Other classification: 81.02 | 5,3 | D 3200 | DF 4000 Online resources: Publisher description
Contents:
Engaged pedagogy -- Revolution of values: the promise of multicultural change -- Embracing change: teaching in a multicultural world -- Paulo Freire -- Theory as liberatory practice -- Essentialism and experience -- Holding my sister's hand: feminist solidarity -- Feminist thinking: in the classroom right now -- Feminist scholarship: Black scholars -- Building a teaching community: a dialogue -- Language: teaching new worlds/new words -- Confronting class in the classroom -- Eros, eroticism, and the pedagogical process -- Ecstasy: teaching and learning without limits.
Summary: In this book, the author shares her philosophy of the classroom, offering ideas about teaching that fundamentally rethink democratic participation. She writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. She advocates the process of teaching students to think critically and raises many concerns central to the field of critical pedagogy, linking them to feminist thought. In the process, these essays face squarely the problems of teachers who do not want to teach, of students who do not want to learn, of racism and sexism in the classroom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for the author, the teacher's most important goal. -- From back cover.
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Includes index.

Introduction: teaching to transgress -- Engaged pedagogy -- Revolution of values: the promise of multicultural change -- Embracing change: teaching in a multicultural world -- Paulo Freire -- Theory as liberatory practice -- Essentialism and experience -- Holding my sister's hand: feminist solidarity -- Feminist thinking: in the classroom right now -- Feminist scholarship: Black scholars -- Building a teaching community: a dialogue -- Language: teaching new worlds/new words -- Confronting class in the classroom -- Eros, eroticism, and the pedagogical process -- Ecstasy: teaching and learning without limits.

In this book, the author shares her philosophy of the classroom, offering ideas about teaching that fundamentally rethink democratic participation. She writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. She advocates the process of teaching students to think critically and raises many concerns central to the field of critical pedagogy, linking them to feminist thought. In the process, these essays face squarely the problems of teachers who do not want to teach, of students who do not want to learn, of racism and sexism in the classroom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for the author, the teacher's most important goal. -- From back cover.

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