Teaching to Transgress : Education as the Practice of Freedom
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.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 152 x 229 x 16mm | 318g
- 01 Dec 1994
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations
Other books in this series
14 Jul 1995
28 Sep 1994
Table of contents
1. Engaged Pedagogy
2. A Revolution of Values: The Promise of Multicultural Change
3. Embracing Change: Teaching in a Multicultural World
4. Paulo Freire
5. Theory as Liberatory Practice
6. Essentialism and Experience
7. Holding My Sister's Hand: Feminist Solidarity
8. Feminist Thinking: In the Classroom Right Now
9. Feminist Scholarship: Black Scholars
10. Building a Teaching Community: A Dialogue
11. Language: Teaching New Worlds / New Words
12. Confronting Class in the Classroom
13. Eros, Eroticism, and the Pedgagogical Process
14. Ecstasy: Teaching and Learning Without Limits
"Passionately defines the Black feminist point of view that needs to be reflected upon in classroom discussions." -- Contemporary Education
"Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks is a book that I not only love, but assign every semester to my Introduction to Women's Studies class. It is one of the best descriptions of the purpose and function of education and the educator that I've ever read. And students love it. So if you know any professors or students who aren't familiar with it, recommend it highly." -- Feminist Bookstore News
"Teaching to Transgress is useful as a platform for a critique of current notions and practices of teaching and learning." -- Canadian Home Economics Journal
About Bell Hooks