Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (Harvest in Translation)

ISBN-13: 9780415908085

ISBN-10: 0415908086

Author: bell hooks

Publication date:
1994
Publisher:
Routledge
Format:
Paperback 216 pages
Category:
Education
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Acknowledged author bell hooks wrote Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (Harvest in Translation) comprising 216 pages back in 1994. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0415908086 and 9780415908085. Since then Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (Harvest in Translation) textbook received total rating of 4 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $4.73 or rent at the marketplace.


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"After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving." -- Paulo Freire

In Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom. Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.

bell hooks speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?

Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings. This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

"To educate is the practice of freedom," writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn." Teaching to Transgress is the record of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.