…said a grad student in a recent class (on teaching in the elementary grades) meeting after reading the first week’s assigned readings. my response? congrats to you:) several other students “admitted” to usually skimming readings in the past but said they couldn’t take their eyes off these readings they were so interesting.
and what were we reading?
two chapters from mike rose’s The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker
maxine greene’s The Ambiguities of Freedom
a long chapter from the incredible (and gorgeous) 1978 book by michael thurmond: A Story Untold: Black Men and Women in Athens History
and a chapter from To Remain an Indian by K. Tsianina Lomawaima and Teresa L. McCarty
You might be wondering what these readings have in common to be assigned in the same week…our question was “What is the purpose of education?” – and these pieces together provoke lots of great dialogue.