Documentaries, Biopics, and Reality Television
Chapter 6. “I Can’t Teach You That Other Stuff”: Incorporating Biopics about Education into the Classroom
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“I CAN’T TEACH YOU THAT OTHER STUFF”
Incorporating Biopics about Education into the Classroom
Occasionally, I teach a graduate seminar on secondary school curriculum, a course designed to provide a critical analysis of the content, organization, and evaluation of the secondary school curriculum. Specifically, we focus on 1) the relationship between education and culture; 2) race, class, gender, and curriculum; 3) curriculum in a postmodern society; and 4) accountability, globalization, and education (Hendry, 2011). During this course, we read three teacher memoirs and watch a film/television show that is either based on one of those memoirs or connected to the author’s story. Those pairings include:
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