"Lives on the Boundary." The Presence of Others. Eds. Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.
In The Presence of Others: Voices that Call for Response, edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1997.
In Lynne Cheney's essay PC:Alive and Entrenched, she talks about the relationship between students and teachers, and how teachers use their power to push their own beliefs and ideas. She states various examples of how teachers in freshman English composition classes, use this class to push their own feminist beliefs. A quote from a student stated, "My professor......is a feminist and she incorporates her ide... ... middle of paper ... ...ive and take relationship, with the students playing as important of a role as the teachers. Often I got to classes only to find half the students talking or sleeping or not participating in class. I can imagine this would be frustrating to a teacher who is actually trying to teach.
I would also get the look of confusion on the students’ faces. I then would provide some examples and wait for the last answer and still not get it. They I would tell the class the right answer and then get the famous, “Oh right, that one.” Sometimes I would ask the students these questions right after I went over the answers in a lecture, reading, PowerPoint, etc. I want to ensure that the students are paying attention and can recall some information that I believe is important and will be on some sort of summative assessment. However, many times my formative assessment would be a big failure and it would be me talking to a silent classroom.
Works Cited Hooks, Bell. "Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education." The Presence of Others. Andrea A. Lunsford & John J. Ruszkiewicz. New York: Bedford/St.
Presence of Others. Andrea Lunsford, John Ruszkiewicz. Boston: Bedford/ St. Martins 1991, 133. hooks, bell. Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education. Presence of Others.
Works Cited Postman, Neil. “The World Weavers/The Word Makers.” The Presence of Others: Voices That Call for Response. Ed. Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997.