Transgressions

Raging against the Mass-Schooling Machine

Authors: Miller, Andrew

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  • Raging against the Mass Schooling Machine is a compelling ‘autoethnographic’ account of one beginning teacher’s struggle to transform his future teaching identity by unpacking the bruising encounters that shaped him as a student
  • To resist the mind-numbing orthodoxies of the mass-schooling machine, beginning teachers need to interrogate the theories and practices that have shaped them as teachers, question the lies and illusions that dominate the profession, and learn to ‘teach against the grain’ using a strategic blend of pragmatic and radical approaches
  • There are few if any books written from the beginning teacher’s point-of-view about the challenge of entering such a highly regulated and habituated profession: in fact, there are few books about beginning teaching by beginning teachers full stop
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The biggest danger for beginning teachers is to teach as they were taught. In order to create teaching identities capable of resisting the mind-numbing orthodoxies of the mass-schooling machine, beginning teachers need to interrogate the theories and practices that have shaped them as teachers. Raging against the Mass-Schooling Machine is a compelling autoethnographic account of one beginning teacher’s struggle to transform his future teaching identity by unpacking the bruising encounters that shaped him as a student. This is a must-read book for all teachers wishing to ‘teach against the grain.’ The journey from student to teacher involves almost two decades of junior, primary, secondary, and tertiary education. Few of us critique this journey to see what emotional legacies and taken-for-granted assumptions we carry from one identity to the other. If we remain unconscious of the social and cultural discourses and practices that have shaped and defined us as students and teachers, we may unwittingly reproduce the inequalities, prejudices, and traumas we experienced or observed while growing up, or resort to transmission teaching and authoritarian control because this is the formula of schooling most of us know. Empowering education relies on teachers resisting these toxic scripts and becoming agents of change.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 37,45 €
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  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Raging against the Mass-Schooling Machine
Authors
Series Title
Transgressions
Series Volume
50
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6300-851-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6300-851-8
Series ISSN
2214-9732
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 112
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