Monthly Archives: September 2012

Welcome to a New Year!

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We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, October 3rd at 4:30 pm to discuss bell hooks’ Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. We’ll also want to hear about your plans for addressing issues of diversity in your classroom and school. Here’s a selection from Teaching to Transgress that inspired us:

“The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy. For years it has been a place where education has been undermined by teachers and students alike who seek to use it as a platform for opportunistic concerns rather than as a place to learn. With these essays, I add my voice to the collective call for renewal and rejuvenation in our teaching practices. Urging all of us to open our minds and hearts so that we can know beyond the boundaries of what is acceptable, so that we can think and rethink, so that we can create new visions, I celebrate teaching that enables transgressions – a movement against and beyond boundaries. It is that movement which makes education the practice of freedom.” (hooks 1994, p. 12)