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ERIC Number: EJ1150948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Teaching the Class with "The Class": Debunking the Need for Heroes
Miretzky, Debra
Multicultural Education, v24 n2 p40-48 Win 2017
The French film "Entre Les Murs" ("The Class") is a somewhat unusual film in its portrayal of a Parisian working class school and its protagonist, Mr. Marin, who attempts to teach an unruly class of young and very diverse teenagers. This article explores the ways the author used the film "The Class" as a culminating class project for her largely White, primarily Christian, rural/suburban teacher candidates. It describes how the film offers provocative and compelling examples of pedagogical and curricular struggles and classroom and school cultures for examination, discussion, and critique--examples that can illustrate how a classroom does not need a hero teacher to be a good place for students to be. The author also offers a few reflections from students' final papers, which highlight some of their insights and reflect the potential value of this experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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