Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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The author explains that she has taught feminist courses, women's studies classes and black literature courses for over a decade at the time of writing this book - the work was published in 1994 by Routledge. She introduces the situation so that readers of various races and social classes have a better opportunity to understand the way that diversity plays into the situation. She shows that there are great differences in expectations in terms of the types of students she teaches. When the majority of students were black, she was able to develop an accurate perception of their expectations and was able to teach to meet them. When faced with mainly white students, typically feminists, she found that the basis from which they were working was noticeably dissimilar. She then informs readers that in classes that contained a large contingent of white women students, their interest...

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