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Coming to Class Pedagogy and the Social Class of Teachers

ISBN-10: 0867094516

ISBN-13: 9780867094510

Edition: 1998

Authors: Alan Shepard, John McMillan, Gary Tate

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Social class continues to be a powerful yet invisible regulator inside American colleges and universities. While the impact of college students' own backgrounds is well-studied, too little attention has been given to the social class histories of those who teachand even less to the ways teachers' histories affect their relationships with students, who themselves are from a variety of class cultures. This important new book offers that insight. Coming to Class presents twenty-one original essays on the relationship of pedagogical practice to instructors' social class histories. The contributors, teachers of composition as well as literature, represent every area of English studiesone of the most politically contentious sites in contemporary debates about higher education. They write about the influence of class on their teaching from a diverse set of theoretical positions, subject positions, and socioeconomic realities. One of the greatest strengths of the collection is the fact that most of the contributors are just coming to recognize the role of social class in their own pedagogical practicesin the same ways other teachers are in their classrooms. Together, their voices will further the many conversations that are vigorously underway.
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Book details

List price: $45.63
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 8/26/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Gary Tate is Addie Levy Professor of Literature at TCU, where he teaches courses in working-class literature, composition theory, and writing.

Class and Classroom
Digging Deep
100 Friends and Other Class Issues: Teaching Both In and Out of the Game
Truth and the Working Classroom
Production Values and Composition Instruction: Keeping the Hearth, Keeping the Faith
Stupid Clown and the Spirit's Motive: Class Bias in Literary and Composition Studies
Class Conflict in the English Profession
A Pedagogy of Respect: Teaching as an Ally of Working-Class Students
Academic Life as Middle Ground: A Conversation
Seeing Different: A Reflection on Narrative, Abstraction, and Talk About Social Class
Color and Class
Intersections of Race and Class in the Academy
Notes from Another Underground: Working-Class Agency and the Educational Process
Living on the Border: Ethotic Conflict and the Satiric Impulse
Rising and Converging: Race and Class in the South
Around the Edges of "The Renaissance": Queer Consciousness and Class Dysphoria
Passing: A Family Dissemblance
Halfway Back Home
An Introduction to Social Scientific Discussion on Class
Class and Comfort: The Slums and the Greens
The Job, the Job: The Risk of Work and Uses of Text