Monday, March 31, 2014

"Walking on Eggs"

Recent debates about privilege and micro-aggression on campus (and across the nation) resonate with discussions about diversity and inclusiveness that have been ongoing for decades. In his 1995 article “Walking on Eggs,” Wabash College professor Peter Frederick argues for teaching styles that are holistic, cooperative, connected, caring, and interactive. Pulling from the work of bell hooks, Frederick attempts to provide a guide not only to the issues that confront us in the classroom but to the practical approaches that we might incorporate as a way of moving forward. “As hooks suggests, putting the ideas - and practice - of democratic inclusion, multicultural content, and of students themselves, with all their untidy confusions and emotions, at the center of our pedagogy, is truly ‘transformative’.”

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