Production, Cure, or Translation? Rehumanizing Education and the Roles of Teacher and Student in US Schools and Universities

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 48 Number 3 (2006)

Production, Cure, or Translation? Rehumanizing Education and the Roles of Teacher and Student in US Schools and Universities
ALISON COOK-SATHER, pages 329-336
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2006.48.3.329

Abstract

Concerned about the dehumanization of teachers and students throughout the history of schooling in the United States, the author critically analyzes two metaphors for education that have perennially shaped educational practices in the United States: education is production and education is a cure. Drawing on a set of commitments that could re-humanize education, she proposes an alternative - education is translation - and discusses what it would require of educators in schools, universities, and programs of teacher education to embrace this re-humanizing metaphor.

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ALISON COOK-SATHER (2006) Production, Cure, or Translation? Rehumanizing Education and the Roles of Teacher and Student in US Schools and Universities, FORUM, 48(3), 329-336

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