"After readingTeaching to TransgressI am once again
struck by bell hooks''s never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy,
an energy that makes her radical and loving."-- Paulo
InTeaching 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
bell hooks speakes 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
the record of one gifted teacher''s
struggle to make classrooms work.