The idea that teachers love children is often taken for granted in education. Rarely is the idea of love itself examined. Bringing together the work of educators, curriculum theorists and clinical psychoanalysts, and drawing upon autobiographical and narrative case studies, this groundbreaking collection examines the collision of love and learning, including the ways in which such intersections are provoked, repressed and denied. Contributors turn to psychoanalysis to explore questions of love in all of its varying permutations - ambivalence, sexuality, hatred, desire, projection, and loss - in order to demonstrate how the social ramifications of such work is critical to the ways teachers are currently being prepared for life in the classroom.
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(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
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Author Biography - Gail M. Boldt
Gail Masuchika Boldt, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Iowa. She teaches courses on theories of identity and representation, Foucault and education, media education and children's popular culture, methods of elementary language arts, and methods of elementary reading. Paula M. Salvio, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Education at the University of New Hampshire. She teaches courses on literacy education, the teaching of writing, writing and performance, curriculum theory, and the philosophy of education.