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ERIC Number: EJ1015487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
Teaching for the Common Life; or Collective Reflective Resistance
Elliott, Shanti
Schools: Studies in Education, v10 n1 p210-221 Fall 2013
At a time when serious pronouncements and decisions about education are made by noneducators, it is important to take note of the practice and impact of teachers' collective reflective resistance. This means foregrounding learning that is organic, artful, and contemplative--that puts first the humanity of students and teachers. This is a story of one such initiative, told through scenes from a recent Teachers' Inquiry Project seminar. In 2011-12, educators from school, community, and museum contexts came together throughout the year to share pedagogy, collecting and building common resources and methods in a deliberately cross-disciplinary setting. By reaching beyond boundaries of discipline, institution, and geography, these educators were engaged in resistance to education that compartmentalizes, fragments, and dehumanizes. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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