1st Edition

That's Funny You Don't Look Like A Teacher! Interrogating Images, Identity, And Popular Culture

By Sandra J Weber, Claudia Mitchell Copyright 1995
    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    What do you see when you think of teacher? Where does what you see come from? This is a book about the images of teachers and teaching which permeate the everyday lives of children and adults, shaping in important but unrecognised ways their notions of whom teachers are and what they do. The authors show how, using a creative interdisciplinary approach, it is possible to analyse drawings of teachers, television programmes, films, cartooons, comics and even Barbie dolls. Illustrated with colour reproductions and excerpts from interviews and journals, this book should appeal to teachers, academics and anyone who is interested in the popular culture of childhood, gender issues, professional identity and teacher education.

    Chapter 1 The Cumulative Cultural Text of Teacher Chapter 2 Images, Metaphors, and Stereotypes: The Struggle for Identity Chapter 3 More Than Words: Drawing Out the Gendered Nature of Teacher Identity and Work Chapter 4 Clothes Make the Teacher? Adornment and Identity Chapter 5 Romancing School Chapter 6 Action Heroes in the Classroom: The Gendered Landscape of Schooling Chapter 7 Teacher as Woman, Woman as Teacher: Texts of Desire Chapter 8 Through the Teacher’s Gaze


    Sandra J Weber, Claudia Mitchell