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Teaching community : a pedagogy of hope

hooks, bell, 1952-

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  • Creator bell hooks
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Routledge, 2003.
  • Physical Details
    • xvi, 200 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 0415968178, 9780415968171, 0415968186, 9780415968188
  • OCLC ocm52766276


  • Writing about struggles to end racism and white supremacy, the autho reminds us that "no one is born a racist"--Everyone makes a choice. But the pervasiveness of racism in society - the "worship of whiteness"--devalues us all. To "teach community" means, for example to work against the effects of such socialization and to resist even the subtle ways in which racism is reinforced.


  • Includes index.


  • Preface : Teaching and living in hope -- The will to learn: the world as classroom -- Time out: classrooms without boundaries -- Talking race and racism -- Democratic education -- What happens when white people change -- Standards -- How can we serve -- Moving beyond shame -- Keepers of hope: teaching in communities -- Progressive learning: a family value -- Heart to heart: teaching with love -- Good sex: passionate pedagogy -- Spirituality in education -- This is our life: teaching toward death -- Spiritual matters in the classroom -- Practical wisdom -- Index
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