On Austrian Soil: Teaching Those I Was Taught to Hate / Edition 1

On Austrian Soil: Teaching Those I Was Taught to Hate / Edition 1

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by Sondra Perl
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791463907

ISBN-13: 9780791463901

Pub. Date: 03/03/2005

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Most educators keep their teaching secret. In On Austrian Soil, an award-winning teacher, Sondra Perl, opens her classroom to reveal the struggles and successes she encounters when she, not without trepidation, raises the questions of history with her adult Austrian students, descendants of Nazis. Her students, teachers themselves, come face-to-face with the question

Overview

Most educators keep their teaching secret. In On Austrian Soil, an award-winning teacher, Sondra Perl, opens her classroom to reveal the struggles and successes she encounters when she, not without trepidation, raises the questions of history with her adult Austrian students, descendants of Nazis. Her students, teachers themselves, come face-to-face with the question of their responsibility not only to the past but also to the future. Perl’s careful descriptions are an invitation to scrutinize her teaching and thinking as well as her students’ own histories and hatreds. Writing together, she and her students break lifelong silences—discovering along the way the power of dialogue to transform deeply held prejudices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791463901
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/03/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note on Names and Language

Introduction: The Road to Dialogue

1. A Simple Invitation

2. History Becomes Real

3. Interlude: Fall-Winter 1996-1997

4. A Second Course, A Second Inquiry

5. Whipped by the Wind

6. Interlude: Winter-Spring 1997

7. A Dialogue in Letters

8. Unexpected Lessons

9. Uncommon Ground

10. The Question of Forgiveness

11. When the Wind Whispers

Epilogue: On American Soil

Acknowledgments

Notes

Bibliography

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