Memory & Presence in Teaching
Currency depends on your shipping address
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2014. 251 pp., num. ill.
- About the Author
- About the Book
- This eBook can be cited
- List of Illustrations
- Foreword: Devorah Kalekin-Fishman
- Chapter 1: Mixing Memory and Desire like Spring Rain
- Theories of memory
- The ethics of memory
- Memory and desire
- Electronic memory
- Memory and trauma
- Chapter 2: “Firm on My Feet”: My Mother’s Story
- Writing the story
- Chapter 3: Mothering, Embodying, Teaching
- Chapter 4: Retrieving Memory, Shaping Teaching: Stories of Teachers
- Themes in teachers' stories: Life as a journey of personal development
- Telling the stories: From origins to outcomes
- Place and displacement, change and continuity
- Chapter 5: Retrieving Memory, Shaping Teachers: Stories of Teacher Educators
- Origins and place
- Purpose in teaching
- Attaining university education
- Interactions of research and practice in life and career
- History and place in the teachers’ stories
- Chapter 6: Auto/biography, Writing and Teacher Learning
- Autobiography and personal writing as inquiry in teaching
- Context and method
- Not another reading assignment!
- Aspects of professional learning
- Does writing enable teachers to challenge the authoritative discourse?
- Chapter 7: “Taking the Imagination Visiting” as Pedagogy: Journal Fragments
- Zichron Yaacov, Israel, 1995
- Jerusalem, August 1996
- Flashback: London, 1967
- Oulu, Finland, February 2001
- India, February 2003
- Goa, February 8, 2003.
- Haifa, 2003—4
- Kingston, Ontario, July 2005
- India, February 2006
- Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai, February 21, 2006
- Kumily, February 22, 2006
- Vienna, May 2006
- Einsiedeln, Switzerland, September, 2009
- Poland, August 2011
- July 31, 2011
- London, November 2011: Navigating in the Dark
- Israel, 2010: Green Formica—a poem poem about writing
- Chapter 8: Auto/biography and Conflict in Teaching and Life
- The roots of an approach to conflict
- Learning from conflict
- Story and conflict in teacher education
- Conflict promotes engagement
- Conflict brings out the best in people
- Conflict raises awareness
- Unsolvable conflict promotes learning
- Personal limitations
- Humility: Learning to accept that one can’t always get it right
- Chapter 9: Presence and Dialogue, Auto/biography and Teaching
Chapter 3: Mothering, Embodying, Teaching
Mothering, Embodying, Teaching
The purpose of this chapter is to make sense of the complex relations that obtain among the three terms that make up its title—mothering and teaching as two practices central to society, and embodiment as a crucial feature of both. These three terms figure centrally in my own life story as they must in the stories of other women in education. Holding together the multiple concerns reflected by the three terms is a difficult task. As Pillay (2008, 1) reminds us, there is a clear distinction between “being mother, traditionally associated with nurturing, love and emotion, and being academic, traditionally associated with reason and logic.” There is a parallel disconnect between our everyday experience and understanding of our bodies and the ways that the academic world has at its disposal to take account of embodiment. And similarly, the theoretical understandings of teaching as a practice and a profession, and of pedagogy as a subject of inquiry, are not so commonly linked up to either mothering or embodiment. And yet understanding and telling forward my own story require an examination of these terms in concert.
Trusting that a story which demands to be told has shaped who I am and still has much to teach me about being an educator and scholar, I decided to begin the inquiry of this book with my mother’s story. Chapter 2 stands as a first effort to write about my mother, to quiet...
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
This site requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals.
Do you have any questions? Contact us.Or login to access all content.