The changes in how we understand and study teaching and learning are uneven. Strongly held beliefs support the changes and equally strongly held beliefs challenge them. However, the discourse about teaching and learning and our understandings of the nature of educational research have changed rather dramatically in the last two decades. These changes form the context for the work described in this book on stories out of school-adult memories of their teachers. The authors have been guided by the work of Jackson (1992), Noddings (1992), Eisner (1998), Palmer (1998), Coles (1989), and Lindley (1993), among others, who have focused on the qualities of life experienced by children, particularly in the classroom. Interests have centered on memory, meaning, and the self in relationship. Using a database of letters written by adults (most of whom are teachers or are preparing to be teachers) to their former teachers, the authors examine the interpersonal spaces shared by teachers and students and the kinds of unacknowledged pedagogies created in those spaces. They are interested in the ethics of experienced pedagogies and the implications of those pedagogies for educating teachers.
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|Series:||Contemporary Studies in Social and Policy Issues in Education: The David C. Anch Series|
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About the Author
JAMES L. PAUL is a Professor of Education at the University of South Florida./e He has written or edited over 20 books and scores of articles on ethics, teacher education, emotional and behavioral disorders in children, school reform, special education, and philosophy of research, among others. His continuing research focuses on the memories adults have of their former teachers and the emotions they associate with those teachers. His research also includes the study ethics and teaching, teacher education, and the nature of knowledge infroming educational practice.
TERRY JO SMITH
Table of Contents
Sharing Space, Negotiating Power, and Creating Meaning in the Classroom Terry Jo Smith and James Paul
Accessing the Intimate Spaces of Life in the Classroom; Student Memories of their Former Teachers James Paul, Linda Christensen, George Falk
Negative Pedagogy Karen Colucci
Caring Pedagogy, Karen Colucci and James L. Paul
Cultural Constructions of Life and Meaning in the Classroom Yolanda Martinez and Terry Jo Smith
Ethical Quandaries in Constructing Teacher- Student Relationships Linda Houck
The Morals of Teachers' Stories Terry Jo Smith and Susan Perez
Beyond Good Intentions: Critical Reflections of Self Terry Jo Smith, Scot Danforth