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Dear Paulo: Letters from Those Who Dare Teach
     

Dear Paulo: Letters from Those Who Dare Teach

by Sonia Nieto
 

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ISBN-10: 1594515344

ISBN-13: 9781594515347

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Dear Paulo: Letters from Those Who Dare Teach is a heartfelt response from teachers, academics, and community workers to the work of the internationally renowned educator and author, Paulo Freire. From newly minted teachers terrified of facing their first day in the classroom to seasoned academics whose work has largely been inspired by Freire, this collection is

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Dear Paulo: Letters from Those Who Dare Teach is a heartfelt response from teachers, academics, and community workers to the work of the internationally renowned educator and author, Paulo Freire. From newly minted teachers terrified of facing their first day in the classroom to seasoned academics whose work has largely been inspired by Freire, this collection is both a loving memorial and a call to action to work for social justice, praxis, and democracy, ideals envisioned and brilliantly articulated by Paulo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515347
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Series in Critical Narrative
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Donaldo Macedo     ix
Introduction     1
The Genesis of This Book     1
Why Letters to Paulo? Why Now?     4
Organization of the Book     6
Acknowledgments     7
Beginnings     9
Reading the Class   Mary Cowhey     10
Thirty-Nine First Days   Mary Ginley     17
Fear/Courage     21
Teaching for the First Time   Sarah Hamlett     22
Fear of Disappointing   Angelica Ribeiro     23
More Questions than Answers   Lynn Sisco     24
Lessons from Paulo   Nancy Costa     24
Fighting for Democracy   Dalia Mostafa     26
Modeling Democratic Principles   Laila Di Silvio     27
Easy to Say, Not to Do   Tzu-Pei Kuo     29
Defying the Paralysis of Fear   Elizabeth Robinson     30
Teaching for Liberation   Kathy McDonough     31
Pedagogy     33
On Being a Teacher   Daniela Alvarez-Bradley     34
Saying Yes to Teaching   Lisa Varandani     35
Teaching Vows   HeraZinno     37
The Courage to Teach   Carolina Rothkegel     38
The Responsible Learner   Elaine Stinson     39
A "Stealth Coup" Threatens Us   Ira Shor     41
Can Popular Education Work in U.S. Educational Settings?   Andree Rose Catalfamo Fee     45
Pedagogy of Love   Carlos REC McBride     48
Testimony to Teaching   Elizabeth Rendon     51
Praxis     53
A Good Vision, Not an Easy One   Jacqueline Pinn     54
Teaching as Advocacy   Toni Hochstadt     55
Questioning, Teaching, and Growing   Kerri Warfield     57
Seeds of Solidarity: Cultivating Hope with Hammers, Shovels, and Ideas   Deb Habib     59
Context Matters   Wendy Seger     62
Daily Acts of Praxis   Adriana Morehouse     65
Learning Moments: Raging a Bit, and with Hope   Tom Wilson     67
The Challenges of Aligning Cultural Integrity with Social Justice   Sara L. Young     71
Changing the World a Little Bit   Amadee Meyer     72
Radicalizing the Reading of the World through Art   Patty Bode     74
Chatting across Texts, Geography, and Time   Michelle Fine     78
Questions and Quandaries from the Academic Borderlands   Jason G. Irizarry     83
Conscientizacao     89
Pieces of the Puzzle   Stacie Tate     90
The Fire of Conscientization Still Burns   Ramon Vega de Jesus     93
Lessons in Humility: Understanding Teaching as Struggle and as Service   John Raible     97
Teaching Became a Revolution   Ernest Morrell     102
A New Way to Read the World   Diana Caballero     103
Of Rage and Hope   Sawsan Abbadi     106
Fostering Change and Consciousness among Students and Colleagues   Dawn Fontaine     108
Tertulias and Problem-Posing Education   Anaida Colon-Muniz     109
Politics     111
The Teacher-Politician   Elena Khatskevich     112
Building Community beyond Limit-Situations   Berta Rosa Berriz     113
Eating, Talking, and Acting: The Magic of Freire   Herb Kohl     115
Why History? An Open Letter to My Students   Eugenie Kang     119
A Teacher's Thoughts on the "War on Terrorism"   Claire LaBonte     122
What I Learned in School: A Poem about Puerto Rico   Shakira Alvarez-Ferrer     123
Radical Politics, Writing, and the CIA   Linda Brodkey     126
Love     129
A Love Letter to Paulo   Kristen French     130
Learning to Love My Students   Alexis Nasdor-Jones     132
Teaching with Tenderness and Compassion   Ruth Harman     133
Colonialism, the English Language, and a Teacher's Love   Kelley Crisp     135
Love as Daring   Jennifer Burk     137
Love, in Spite of It All   Stephanie Doyle     138
Teaching as Relationship   Mike Hayes     139
Time to Love   Tracy Walker     140
Study/Dialogue     145
The Need to Study   Tina Clark     146
Weekly Conversations   Martha Barquero-Checkwicz     147
Critically Analyzing Paulo   Phil Lawrence     148
Rereading the Text   Maria Jose Botelho     150
Beyond "Getting the Reading Done"   Romina Pacheco     153
To Study Is a Revolutionary Duty   Jeff Duncan-Andrade     154
More than Turning Pages   Michael Greene      163
Freedom     165
Pedagogy of the Township: A Letter to Paulo Freire   Bekisizwe S. Ndimande     166
Feathers   Theresa Jenoure     171
Layers of Understanding   Margaret Allard     176
We Dare: To Teach, to Learn, to Love   Andrew Habana Hafner     178
Teaching and the Struggle for Democracy   Brahim Oulbeid     180
New Beginnings and a Vision of Possibility   Maxine Greene     181
References and General Bibliography     185
About the Editor and Contributors     203

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