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Exploring teachers in fiction and film : saviors, scapegoats and schoolmarms

Author: Melanie Shoffner
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title about teachers as characters in popular media examines what can be learned from fictional teachers for the purposes of educating real teachers. Its aim is twofold: to examine the constructed figure of the teacher in film, television and text and to apply that examination in the context of teacher education. By exploring the teacher construct, readers are able to consider how popular fiction and film have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Shoffner
ISBN: 9781138944404 1138944408 9781138944411 1138944416
OCLC Number: 945432232
Description: xvi, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Melanie Shoffner --
Identifying with the teacher image. Looking into the Mirror of Erised: transacting with representations of Hogwarts' teachers and pedagogy / Dawan Coombs, Jonathan Ostenson --
Playing the role of teacher: using film to explore teacher identities / Sheryl Long, Carol A. Pope --
The role of the teacher, real and imagined / Jason Whitney --
Coming of age in the classroom: representations of teachers in the short fiction of Toni Cade Bambara and Sandra Cisneros / Rodrigo Joseph Rodríguez --
From content literate to pedagogically content literate: teachers as tools for social justice / Nalova Westbrook --
(Re)imagining life in the classroom: inciting dialogue through an examination of teacher-student relationships in film / Mark A. Lewis, Ian Parker Renga --
Constructing the teacher with content. Teacher images in young adult literature: pedagogical implications for English preservice teachers / Benjamin Boche --
Why teach mathematics?: values underlying mathematics teaching in feature films / Amanda Jansen, Charles Hohensee --
I teach Jim and Jane; I don't teach gym / Carol A. Smith --
What does it mean to be literate? examining school film teachers and their literacy values with preservice teachers / Shelbie Witte --
The hidden curriculum in Room 10: school mythology and professional identity negotiation in the Miss Malarkey picture book series / Sarah Fischer --
Imaging the teacher as savior. Moving beyond the teacher savior: education films, teacher identity and public discourse / Carey Applegate --
Revisionist films: detaching from teacher as hero/savior / Chea Parton --
Deconstructing a new teacher savior: paladins and politics in Won't back down / Ashley Boyd --
Chalk: overwriting the savior narrative / Walter E. Squire --
The teacher construct as commentary. Films, governmentality and agency in the struggle over reading education / Patrick Shannon --
Why Bad teacher is a bad movie and where the real crisis is: implications for teachers and teacher education / J. Patrick McGrail, Ewa McGrail --
Preparing teachers in the time of Superman: the accountability narrative of education documentaries / Christian Z. Goering, Jen S. Dean, Brandon Flammang --
No human left behind: falling skies and the role of the pedagogue in the post-apocalypse / Jeff Spanke.
Responsibility: edited by Melanie Shoffner.

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This title about teachers as characters in popular media examines what can be learned from fictional teachers for the purposes of educating real teachers. Its aim is twofold: to examine the constructed figure of the teacher in film, television and text and to apply that examination in the context of teacher education. By exploring the teacher construct, readers are able to consider how popular fiction and film have influenced society's understandings and views of classroom teachers.

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