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Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds
Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds
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Mary Aswell Doll - Author
Delese Wear - Author
Martha L. Whitaker - Author
Price: $65.00 
Hardcover - 218 pages
Release Date: July 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6721-X
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6721-3

Price: $31.95 
Paperback - 218 pages
Release Date: June 2007
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6722-0

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Three women educators from three different academic disciplines write their “takes” on a range of topics not usually found in curriculum studies.

Triple Takes on Curricular Worlds is a groundbreaking exploration of curriculum studies that offers a new understanding of the “selves” educators bring to work. Three educators from three different disciplines write on issues not usually forefronted in curriculum studies: boundaries, disgrace, distance, fear, forgiveness, light, and mothers. Their gendered voices give new meaning to the idea of curriculum to include that which courses through their lives in the classroom, in the public sphere, and in their nighttime personas. Each writer demonstrates to what extent teaching must interact with living in the twenty-first century.

Writing from the perspectives of medicine, elementary education, and literature, the authors examine what it is like to live and work in a multidisciplined, multilayered world. Their chapters, born out of their life experiences, critique the serious issues of our time—terrorism, technology, power, and privilege—hoping to stimulate readers to think about their own public and private selves.

“The language of these essays is sensuous and poetic, bringing an elegant rhythm to the book. The use of literature, autobiography, and the emotional nuances of curriculum are woven together to create a deep, heartfelt consideration of teaching and learning.” — Rebecca Luce-Kapler, author of Writing With, Through, and Beyond the Text: An Ecology of Language

“This book offers a wholly unique and desperately needed description and analysis of aspects of educational experiences that are always present, but that are usually not noticed, or, if noticed, not acknowledged as significant.” — Dennis J. Sumara, author of Why Reading Literature in School Still Matters: Imagination, Interpretation, Insight

Mary Aswell Doll is Professor of English at Savannah College of Art and Design and the author of Like Letters in Running Water: A Mythopoetics of Curriculum. Delese Wear is Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and the editor of Women in Medical Education: An Anthology of Experience, also published by SUNY Press. Martha L. Whitaker is Associate Professor of Cultural Foundations of Education at Utah State University.

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Table of Contents


1. Boundaries

Introduction (Mary)
Through Thick and Thin: Boundaries in Medicine (Delese)
Boundary Lessness (Mary)
Revisioning Boundaries (Martha)

2. Curriculum

Introduction (Mary)
Doing Curriculum in the Medical Academy (Delese)
Motley Topics: Toward a Harlequin Curriculum (Mary)
Curriculum: Abuse or Possibility? (Martha)

3. Disgrace

Introduction (Martha)
Made of Others’ Words: Language’s Disgrace in Postcolonial African Writing (Mary)
Amazing (Dis)grace (Delese)
Disgrace: A Place to Begin Anew (Martha)

4. Distance

Introduction (Martha)
Shrinking Distance (Delese)
Embracing the Dis Stances (Mary)
Troubling Distance (Martha)

5. Fear

Introduction (Martha)
Heart be Still: Fear of Academic Performance (Delese)
Fear of Second Birth (Mary)
Examining the Face of Fear (Martha)

6. Forgiveness

Introduction (Delese)
Forgiveness: Beginning Again (Martha)
Forgiveness and For Isness (Mary)
“Mistakes Were Made”: Admitting (and Forgiving) Medical Error (Delese)

7. Light

Introduction (Delese)
Nurturing Light (Martha)
Holding Flashlights (Delese)
The Dark of Light (Mary)

8. Motherhood

Introduction (Delese)
Mothering from the Middle (Martha)
Motherhood, Desire, and Transnational Adoption (Delese)
What’s the Matter with Mom? (Mary)

9. Teaching

Introduction (Mary)
Teaching: A Return to Wonder (Martha)
Teaching in the Gap (Mary)
(Mis)Takes on Teaching (Delese)


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