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Teaching Toward Freedom

Supporting Voices and Silence in the English Classroom, 1st Edition

By Geraldine DeLuca

Routledge

118 pages

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Teaching Toward Freedom: Supporting Voices and Silence in the English Classroom promotes teaching and learning that celebrate diversity and community through the systematic integration of traditionally "non-academic" voices and mindfulness-based, contemplative practices. By examining current scholarship and discussing novels and memoirs whose power is tied to freedom of expression, this book argues that teachers should allow students to use and explore the various rhetorical registers that they bring to the classroom. Through an innovative combination of narrative, argument, and literary analysis, the book skillfully connects conversations about linguistic diversity and contemplative approaches in order to foster a compassionate space for learning in the college-level English classroom.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Courage Teachers

Part I.

  1. Entering the University
  2. Teaching Writing
  3. Vernacular Voices and the Preservation of the Spirit
  4. Three African American Scholars and Two African American Stories Told in the Vernacular
  5. Part II.

  6. Double Messages: The Complications of Academic Discourse, Imitation and Plagiarism
  7. Part III

  8. Embracing the Contemplative Life in the Classroom, I
  9. Embracing the Contemplative Life, II
  10. Danger Time and Deep Ecology

Appendix: Guided Meditations

About the Author

Geraldine DeLuca is Professor Emerita of English at Brooklyn College, CUNY, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Teacher Education

The Routledge Research in Teacher Education series presents the latest research on Teacher Education and also provides a forum to discuss the latest practices and challenges in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU018000
EDUCATION / Language Experience Approach
EDU029080
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts