Teaching, Learning, And Schooling In Film: Reel Education by Daniel P. ListonTeaching, Learning, And Schooling In Film: Reel Education by Daniel P. Liston

Teaching, Learning, And Schooling In Film: Reel Education

EditorDaniel P. Liston, Ian Renga

Paperback | October 23, 2014

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Films about education provide many of the most popular interpretations of what teaching and learning mean in schools. An analysis of this medium reveals much about the historical, cultural, political, and philosophical dimensions of education. Timely and engaging, this book fills a gap for scholarly and informed public commentary on the portrayal of education in film, offering a wide range of conceptual and interpretive perspectives.

Teaching, Learning, and Schooling in Filmexplores several key questions, including: What does it mean to be a good teacher? How do these good teachers instruct? When is and what makes teaching complex? What constitutes learning? Do educational reforms work? The book¿s interdisciplinary group of contributors answers these important questions in essays highlighting Hollywood, independent, and documentary films. Prospective and practicing teachers will engage with the thought-provoking educational issues raised in this book and gain insight into the complexities of teaching and learning portrayed in film.

Daniel P. Listonis Professor of Education at University of Colorado, BoulderIan Parker Rengais a Doctoral Candidate in Education at University of Colorado, Boulder
Title:Teaching, Learning, And Schooling In Film: Reel EducationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:October 23, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415737672

ISBN - 13:9780415737678

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Table of Contents


Introduction: An Invitation to Read and View

Section 1: Teaching

Section 1 Introduction: On Teaching in Film

  1. The Teacher Archetype in the Movies
  2. James Rhem

  3. From Blackboard To Smartboard: Hollywood¿s Perennially Misleading Teacher Heroes
  4. Avram Barlowe and Ann Cook

  5. Exploring the Heroic Teacher Narrative with Help From the Trickster
  6. Ian Parker Renga

  7. Contending Views of Teaching in Film
  8. Daniel P. Liston

  9. Monsieur Lazhar: The Subversive Dance of Relationship and the "Fierce Urgency of Now"
  10. Linda Irwin-DeVitis and Joseph L. DeVitis

    Section 2: Learning

    Section 2: Introduction: On Learning in Film

  11. Pastry, Practice, and the Pursuit of Excellence: A Commentary onKings of Pastry

    Jennie Whitcomb

  12. Dilemmas of Becoming inSearching for Bobby Fischer

    Kevin O¿Connor, Lisa Comparini, Stephen Dine Young, and Anna-Ruth Allen

  13. Whale Rider: Culture, Cosmopolitanism, and Unofficial Schooling
  14. Steven Weiland

  15. The History Boysand Cosmopolitanism
  16. Daniel P. Liston and Ian Parker Renga

  17. A Poetics of Moral Education: Insights from Lee Chang-Dong¿sPoetry

    David T. Hansen and Kyung Hwa Jung

  18. Section 3: Schooling

    Section 3 Introduction: On Schooling in Film

  19. Creating Classroom Civility
  20. Megan J. Laverty

  21. White Supremacy, Neo/Colonial Education, and the Struggle forPrecious Knowledge

    Jos¿arc¿ Luis Urrieta, Jr., and Eric Ruiz Bybee

  22. Dropout Nation: The School to Prison Pipeline, Educational Reform and Caring for African American and Latino Students
  23. Courtney S. Robinson, Luis Urrieta, Jr., and Nydia A. Counts

  24. The Dialectical Progression:¿ FromThe First YearandWaiting for "Superman"toTEACH

    James Trier

  25. Waiting for "Superman",The Inconvenient Truth Behind "Waiting for ¿Superman¿", and Taking Sides in Debates About Public Schools

Katy M. Swalwell and Michael W. Apple


Editorial Reviews

"Films about schooling provide many of the most popular interpretations of what teaching and learning mean in schools. Here, the reader will find a host of alternative interpretations. Combined, these films and their critics allow us to look at ourselves as teachers and learners and decide on our own what it all means." Jim Garrison, Virginia Tech, USA "Movies about education are often stereotypic and trite, featuring heroic teachers and bored students in classrooms with old desks and dusty chalkboards. Daniel Liston and Ian Renga have assembled a wide diversity of noted scholars to consider the subtle and complex ways the acts of teaching and learning have been depicted in a variety of international films. We can see here how cinema, arguably the most important art form created in the last century, can not only entertain, but also help us envision a better world through imaginative depictions of teaching and learning. I will use this volume in my own teaching and scholarship." AG Rud, Washington State University, USA