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Author Regenspan, Barbara, 1952-

Title Haunting and the educational imagination / Barbara Regenspan
Published Rotterdam ; Boston : Sense Publishers, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 162 pages)
Series Bold visions in educational research ; v. 43
Bold visions in educational research ; v. 43
Contents On haunted contradictions of development: Ben, the bat, Mary Cowhey, and The communist manifesto -- Social action as curriculum: unearthing a something-to-be-done in the current era -- Failed lesson: the unteachability of the Mayors' Anti-war Resolution -- Why is Dave Brubeck crying? -- Why is Sara crying? -- Wild education: teaching This side of brightness -- On personal and political ghost stories: hauntology, nurturance, and investment in the pretend -- Epilogue: the feminist professor's doubts
Summary In a time when it seems like we've run into the limits on what Marx, Dewey, and Freud might hold for liberatory critique, this peculiarly uplifting book seeks to identify some promising thinking and teaching practices, especially for work in our contemporary "corporate university of excellence." With auto-ethnography as a baseline for reflection on her personal teaching life in this troubling political era, as well as an insistence that all students are future teachers whether they seek formal work in classrooms or not, Barbara Regenspan selects insights descending from her horribly imperfect
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Regenspan, Barbara, 1952-
Teaching -- Philosophy.
Education, Higher -- Philosophy.
Teacher educators -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9462098182 (electronic bk.)
9789462098183 (electronic bk.)