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Teach me! : kids will learn when oppression is the lesson, Murray Levin

Label
Teach me! : kids will learn when oppression is the lesson
Title
Teach me!
Title remainder
kids will learn when oppression is the lesson
Statement of responsibility
Murray Levin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Egleston Community High School in Jamaica Plain, an impoverished and broken-down Boston suburb populated mainly by Latinos and African Americans, was where Murray Levin, a retired Boston University political scientist, had gone to work, trying, as he puts it, to "teach and feel useful." Levin set out to teach social sciences; what he achieved was not only an awakened desire for knowledge among kids who had been routinely discouraged in that pursuit, but an insight into a world view derived from their everyday alienation
  • From his experience teaching about matters as diverse as God, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and television, came this book, a rich and literate account of "how black and Latino adolescents see the world. ... It is an account of their politics, their apoliticality, and their transcendent dreams." But Teach Me! is more than that: it is, as Levin puts it, "a record of new ways of teaching that dramatically changed the way of thinking of some troubled kids. This is a book that describes the evolution of a new and successful pedagogy that can be used in any schools where teachers are willing. Teach Me! is not just a description of ghetto life. It is a prescription for change in urban education."
  • Rather than teach the usual American political mythology that epitomizes the standard high school curriculum, Levin taught the value of clear thinking. Egleston's kids had difficulty reading, but they were remarkably subtle when it came to telling stories. Levin put that talent to work in writing poetry and short stories, and then in learning logic and social science methodology. Using these tools may have been difficult at first, but they empowered these students and gave them the tools to make sense not only of history and politics, but of their implications
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Levin, Murray Burton
Index
no index present
LC call number
LC5131
LC item number
.L44 1998
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greater Egleston Community High School (Boston, Mass.)
  • Greater Egleston Community High School (Boston, Mass.)
  • Greater Egleston Community High School (Boston, Mass.)
  • Education, Urban
  • African Americans
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Youth with social disabilities
  • Enseignement en milieu urbain
  • Noirs américains
  • Américains d'origine latino-américaine
  • Jeunes handicapés sociaux
  • African Americans
  • Education, Urban
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Youth with social disabilities
  • Innenstadt
  • Nationale Minderheit
  • Schüler
  • Unterprivilegierung
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Teach me! : kids will learn when oppression is the lesson, Murray Levin
Link
https://archive.org/details/teachmekidswilll00levi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Thought as a Weapon
  • Introduction: "They Put Us in a Brown Bag and Shake Us"
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Lament of the Forgotten
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Ch. 3.
  • God, TV, and Politicians
  • Ch. 4.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 152 pages
Isbn
9780853459323
Lccn
98013444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy gift of the Estate of Murray Levin.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38504433
  • (OCoLC)ocm38504433
Label
Teach me! : kids will learn when oppression is the lesson, Murray Levin
Link
https://archive.org/details/teachmekidswilll00levi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Thought as a Weapon
  • Introduction: "They Put Us in a Brown Bag and Shake Us"
  • Ch. 1.
  • The Lament of the Forgotten
  • Ch. 2.
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Ch. 3.
  • God, TV, and Politicians
  • Ch. 4.
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 152 pages
Isbn
9780853459323
Lccn
98013444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center's copy gift of the Estate of Murray Levin.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38504433
  • (OCoLC)ocm38504433

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