Sounds of Silence Breaking: Women, Autobiography, Curriculum (Complicated Conversation Series, Volume 1)

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Miller (English education, Columbia U.) assembles 16 pieces she has written over her three decades working in the academic field of curriculum. They explore silent subtexts of the daily work of teachers and curriculum developers, theorists, and researchers. Among the topics are autobiography and the necessary incompleteness of teachers' stories, the resistance of women academics, excessive moments and educational discourses that try to contain them, and autobiography as a queer curriculum practice. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820461571
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/2/2005
  • Series: Complicated Conversation Series, #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 387
  • Sales rank: 1,146,987
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface : what should be and what might be
Prelude : hermeneutical portraits : the human histories (1996) 17
Ch. 1 Curriculum reconceptualized : a personal and partial history (1999) 27
Ch. 2 Autobiography and the necessary incompleteness of teachers' stories (1998) 45
Ch. 3 The sound of silence breaking : feminist pedagogy and curriculum theory (1981) 61
Ch. 4 The resistance of women academics : an autobiographical account (1983) 69
Ch. 5 Solitary spaces : women, teaching, and curriculum (1993) 79
Ch. 6 "The surprise of a recognizable person" as troubling presence in educational research and writing (1994) 87
Ch. 7 Mr. Brucker's good girl (1992) 99
Ch. 8 Excessive moments and educational discourses that try to contain them (1996) 111
Ch. 9 Shifting the boundaries : teachers challenge contemporary curriculum thought (1992) 135
Ch. 10 Teachers, autobiography, and curriculum : critical and feminist perspectives (1992) 147
Ch. 11 Teachers, researchers, and situated school reform : circulations of power (1996) 165
Ch. 12 Working difference in education (1996) 179
Ch. 13 What's left in the field ... a curriculum memoir (2000) 201
Ch. 14 Autobiography as a queer curriculum practice (1998) 217
Ch. 15 English education-in-the-making (2000) 227
Ch. 16 The necessary worldliness of American curriculum studies (2003) 245
CODA : convergences : a collaborative biography of/with Maxine Greene (2003/2004) 255
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