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Teaching Defiance


reviewed by Edward W. Taylor August 10, 2006

coverTitle: Teaching Defiance
Author(s): Michael Newman
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787985562, Pages: 305, Year: 2006
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The United States is preparing for war against Iraq in the winter of 2003. Australia’s prime minister and government have committed troops in support of the war. In response, over 250,000 people gathered on a Sunday in February in Sydney and other places throughout Australia in protest of their government’s actions. Against this backdrop, Teaching Defiance emerges, helping educators—regardless of their setting—with stories and strategies to make the teaching of defiance central to their work. Steeped in the Australian brogue, Dr. Newman, a native Aussie, provides a practical face to a Freirean philosophy of teaching for social change. He brings a rich background of experience, including work as a community educator in inner London, a warden of an adult education college, a trainer for the Australian Trade Union, an author of several books on education and social change, and a senior lecturer at the University of Technology in Sydney.   The... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 10, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12652, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 6:43:18 PM

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  • Edward Taylor
    Penn State University, Harrisburg
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    ED TAYLOR is an Associate Professor in Adult Education at Penn State University-Harrisburg. His research interests include transformative learning, nonformal education, and medical education.
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