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Teaching to Transgress Education as the Practice of Freedom

Teaching to Transgress Education as the Practice of Freedom

Author: bell hooks
ISBN: 9780415908085
publisher: Taylor & Francis
publisher Date: 09/28/1994
Price: 36.95
eBookPrice: 36.95
Schools: Temple University,University of South Carolina,University of Houston,Wayne State University,Minnersota State University at Mankato,Texas A&M University,University of North Carolina at Wilmington,Stony Brook University(SUNY),University at Albany (SUNY),Dartmouth College,Louislana State University,Emory University,Tulane University,Brandeis Univeisity,Columbia University,Drexel University,University Of Pennsylvnaia,Vanderbilt University,Southern Methodist University,University of Colorado at Boulder,Case Western Reserve University,University of North Carolina at Charlotte,New Mexico State University
Description: "After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving." -- Paulo FreireIn Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.bell hooks speakes to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself."To educate is the practice of freedom," writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn." Teaching to Transgress is the record of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.