Nourishing Words: Bridging Private Reading and Public Teaching / Edition 1

Nourishing Words: Bridging Private Reading and Public Teaching / Edition 1

by Wendy Atwell-Vasey
     
 

Exploring the very human and moving autobiographies of teachers, and the promising insights of feminist and critical reading theory, this book asks how we can oppose the alienation and distancing that so often characterize curriculum in schools.

By exploring the very human and moving autobiographies of teachers, and the promising insights of feminist and

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Exploring the very human and moving autobiographies of teachers, and the promising insights of feminist and critical reading theory, this book asks how we can oppose the alienation and distancing that so often characterize curriculum in schools.

By exploring the very human and moving autobiographies of teachers, and the promising insights of feminist and critical reading theory, Atwell-Vasey asks how we can oppose the alienation and distancing that so often characterize curriculum in schools. She links the hopes and concerns of teachers with curriculum forms that reverberate with the drive, love and conflict, characteristic of the rich experiences of life. These curriculum forms include theater work, intense negotiation and trust among readers, and projects that ask students to use texts to pursue and reconceptualize unresolved issues and social obligations in the real world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791436325
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
SUNY series, Feminist Theory in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Relationships among Lannguage Arts, Autobiography, and Feminism

PART I: Understanding a Living Matrix of Words and Experience

1. The Conflict between Private Reading and Public Reading

2. Objectivity as a Retreat from Material Life

3. An Overview of Maternal Legacies: The Body-Knower, Intersubjectivity, and Attraction to the Wider World

PART II: Exploring Maternal Legacies and Pedagogies

4. Restoring Gesture and the Body-Knower to Language Arts

5. Reading and Writing Intersubjectively: Beyond Mastery and Rules

6. The Teacher: An Agent of Love and Enterprise

PART III: Regenerating the Curriculum

7. Philip: A Thinking Reader is a Feeling Reader

8. Jane: From Privacy to Community

9. April: Taking on the World from School

Parting Words

APPENDICES: The Teachers Autobiographies

Appendix A: Philip's Autobiographical Writing

Appendix B: Jane's Autobiographical Writing

Appendix C: April's Autobiographical Writing

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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