Teaching Learning and Loving

Author: Daniel Patrick Liston
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415945151
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In Joseph Conrad's tales, representations of women and of "feminine" generic forms like the romance are often present in fugitive ways. Conrad's use of allegorical feminine imagery, fleet or deferred introductions of female characters, and hybrid generic structures that combine features of "masculine" tales of adventure and intrigue and "feminine" dramas of love or domesticity are among the subjects of this literary study. Many of Conrad's critics have argued that Conrad's fictions are aesthetically flawed by the inclusion of women and love plots; thus Thomas Moser has questioned why Conrad did not "cut them out altogether." Yet a thematics of gender suffuses Conrad's narrative strategies. Even in tales that contain no significant female characters or obvious love plots, Conrad introduces elusive feminine presences, in relationships between men, as well as in men's relationships to their ship, the sea, a shore breeze, or even in the gendered embrace of death. This book investigates an identifiably feminine "point of view" which is present in fugitive ways throughout Conrad's canon. Conrad's narrative strategies are articulated through a language of sexual difference that provides the vocabulary and grammar for tales examining European class, racial, and gender paradigms to provide acute and, at times, equivocal investigations of femininity and difference.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Education

Author: Gary McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199928029
Format: PDF
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Music education takes place in many contexts, both formal and informal. Be it in a school or music studio, while making music with friends or family, or even while travelling in a car, walking through a shopping mall or watching television, our myriad sonic experiences accumulate from the earliest months of life to foster our facility for making sense of the sound worlds in which we live. The Oxford Handbook of Music Education offers a comprehensive overview of the many facets of musical experience, behavior and development in relation to this diverse variety of contexts. While the first volume primarily focuses on children during school-age years, this second collects an international list of contributors to explore how music learning takes place outside of the traditional classroom environment. Discussing a range of issues such as music education for the special needs population, music learning in adulthood, and music learning through media and technology these chapters help to broaden conceptions of music and musical involvement. Whether they are used individually or in tandem, the two volumes of The Oxford Handbook of Music Education update and redefine the discipline, and show how individuals across the world learn, enjoy and share the power and uniqueness of music.

Learning Desire

Author: Sharon Todd
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415917674
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Narrating Transformative Learning in Education

Author: Morgan Gardner
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230600508
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This new collection highlights the experiences of an international group of educators as they explore the art of teaching, the philosophy of learning, and the tensions of working across socially constructed borders.

Romanticism and education

Author: David Halpin
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
ISBN:
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Argues that an understanding of romantic thought has major implications for educational thought and practice, especially in relation to themes such as imagination, creativity and personal growth, practices, in particular curriculum, pedagogy and the structure of schooling. The author relates the above to the thought and practice of key educators, notably John Dewey, Paulo Friere and AS Neill. In the process he provides a reinterpretation of romanticism.

Love s return

Author: Gail Masuchika Boldt
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415952057
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The idea that educators love children is often taken for granted--even thought it's often the most common reason teacher education students give for getting into the profession. This collection brings together the work of educators, critical theorists, and clinical psychoanalysts as they explore the role of love in education. The contributors to this collection employ a psychoanalytic framework to examine issues including the absence of an official discourse pertaining to love and education; love and other emotions in forms of teaching and care-giving; and the intersection of love and the classroom. Among other things, the book argues that our failure to recognize emotions can surface in the form of conflicts in the classroom and elsewhere. The chapters, grounded in research, draw on autobiographical and narrative case studies.