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Teaching to transgress : education as the practice of freedom

bell hooks (Author)
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
Print Book, English, 1994
Routledge, New York, 1994
Olin Library Black authors
216 pages ; 24 cm
9780415908078, 9780415908085, 0415908078, 0415908086
Introduction: Teaching to Transgress1. Engaged Pedagogy2. A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change3. Embracing Change: Teaching in a Multicultural World4. Paulo Freire5. Theory as Liberatory Practice6. Essentialism and Experience7. Holding My Sister's Hand: Feminist Solidarity8. Feminist Thinking: In the Classroom Right Now9. Feminist Scholarship: Black Scholars10. Building a Teaching Community: A Dialogue11. Language: Teaching New Worlds / New Words12. Confronting Class in the Classroom13. Eros, Eroticism, and the Pedgagogical Process14. Ecstasy: Teaching and Learning Without Limits
Includes index Additional information at Google Books