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A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom
A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom (September 2015)
On the Human Condition in Education
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

Offers a new view of pedagogical practices to psychoanalysts interested in pedagogy.

A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom provides rich descriptions of the surprising ways individuals handle matters of love and hate when dealing with reading and writing in the classroom. With wit and sharp observations, Deborah P. Britzman advocates for a generous recognition of the vulnerabilities, creativity, and responsibi...(Read More)
Unresolved Identities
Unresolved Identities (March 2010)
Discourse, Ambivalence, and Urban Immigrant Students
Bic Ngo - Author
Deborah P. Britzman - Foreword by

Explores the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses.

In her ethnographic study of Lao American students at an urban, public high school, Bic Ngo shows how simplistic accounts of these students smooth over unfinished, precarious identities and contested social relations. Exploring the ways that immigrant youth identities are shaped by dominant discourses that simplify and confine the...(Read More)
The Very Thought of Education
The Very Thought of Education (June 2009)
Psychoanalysis and the Impossible Professions
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

2009 Gary A. Olson Award, presented by JAC–a journal of rhetoric, culture, and politics

A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.

For anyone who has ever been to school, the very thought of education recalls an emotional world denounced. What happens then if we try to understand the emotional scenery of education? Author Deborah P. Britzman...(Read More)
Practice Makes Practice
Practice Makes Practice (April 2003)
A Critical Study of Learning to Teach, Revised Edition
Deborah P. Britzman - Author
Maxine Greene - Foreword by

This revised edition of the classic text explores the complexity of what learning to teach means.

While the research on teacher education continues to proliferate, Practice Makes Practice remains the discipline's indispensable classic text. Drawing upon critical ethnography, this new edition of this best-selling book asks the question, what does learning to teach do and mean to newcomers and to those who surrou...(Read More)
After-Education (February 2003)
Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and Psychoanalytic Histories of Learning
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

Uses psychoanalytic theories of learning to explore contemporary issues in education.
In After-Education Deborah P. Britzman raises the startling question, What is education that it should give us such trouble? She explores a series of historic and contemporary psychoanalytic arguments over the nature of reality and fantasy for thinking through the force and history of education. Drawing from the theories of Anna Freud and Melanie ...(Read More)
Lost Subjects, Contested Objects
Lost Subjects, Contested Objects (March 1998)
Toward a Psychoanalytic Inquiry of Learning
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

1998 American Educational Studies Association, Critics' Choice Titles

A study of love and hate in learning and an argument for why educators might begin with consideration of these psychical dynamics when interpreting the conflictive dreams of education.

"Britzman is the most eloquent proponent in education today insisting on the return of the educator's attention to Freudian theory/met...(Read More)
Practice Makes Practice
Practice Makes Practice (January 1991)
A Critical Study of Learning to Teach
Deborah P. Britzman - Author

Centering on the lived experiences of student teachers, this book sends out rays of surprising light towards the enterprise of teacher education today. Doing so, it transfigures what is often conceived of as a nesting of commonplaces.

"This book will make the life of the educator harder and more tonic; it will urge the reader to confront the contradictory and the tension. But it will also disclose the unexpected. Education will be viewe...(Read More)
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