Education | Topical Seminar: The Classroom as a Moral Context.
J760 | 5655 | Buzzelli

has examined the many layers of classroom complexity from the perspectives
of teaching and learning very little research has examined classrooms from a
moral perspective.  The first objective is to peel back the layers of
complexity to examine the moral aspects of what is taught and what is
learned, of how it is taught and how it is learned.  To address this
objective we will examine how language is used in classrooms.  We will read
from a wide range of authors n this topic: N. Burbules, B. Bernstein, James
Gee, M. Halliday, and others. A second objective is to examine how teachers
talk about the many competing demands of teaching, the split loyalties, and
the dynamic oppositions they experience in moral terms.  Our reading here
will include works by David Hansen, Philip Jackson, Nel Noddings, and
others.  We will consider these issues as they are played out in preschool
through graduate school classrooms.  Throughout the semester we will
consider the implications of our discussions for pre-service and in-service
teacher education as well as for educational research.  Our reading will
include the following texts as well as articles.
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