Teaching Free Speech and Political Literacy in an Authoritarian Age
viii learning what you cannot say Illich and Schooling as an Obstacle to Empowering Learning 48 Political Literacy and Teacher Activism 52 Culture, Talk, and Educational Change 55 Can Today’s Teachers Become Transformative Intellectuals? 59 Official Knowledge and the Role of the Teacher 64 Redefining the Public Lives of Teachers 72 Chapter 3. The Meaning of Free Speech 75 Towards a Critical Appreciation of Rights in Schools 81 The Meaning of Harm 87 Performativity and the Speaking Subject 93 Bong Hits and Kafka: Re-Imagining Political Literacy 101 The Imagination and Political Literacy 107 Chapter 4. Speech, Community & Culture 113 Educating For Democratic Culture 115 Communities and Democratic Norms 119 School Culture and Teacher Leadership 123 Who Defines the Nature of the Teaching Community? 126 Insubordination: The Importance of Context 133 Neoliberalism and Speech 139 Place and the Politics of Speech 142 The Codes of Power 148 Chapter 5. Disciplinary Power & the Reasonable Limitation 153 Disciplinary Power and Professionalism 160 The Duty to Remain Silent 165 Paternalism and Reasonableness 173 Reasonableness and Utility 178 Pragmatic Speech: Politics and Context 185 Offense and Tolerance 187 Troubled Agency and Speech 189 contents ix Conclusion: Leaving it all at the Schoolhouse Gates? Realizing A Critical Legal Literacy 195 Insularity and the Gentle Infringement 201 Free Speech and Tolerance 207 Teacher Professionalism and Democratic Ideals 213 Censorship and the Missed Encounter: The Search for a Rights-Conscious Critical Pedagogy 220 References 225
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