Teaching Defiance

If you’re getting weary of corporate thinking and vocabulary being applied to … well let’s face it, everything, the November 2006 issue of College and Research Libraries has a book review of Michael Newman’s Teaching Defiance: Stories and Strategies for Activist Educators. According to the review, written by Glenn Ellen Star Stilling,

the mission of activist adult educators, according to Newman is “to help people become truly conscious…to teach choice…to help ourselves and others break free from our pasts, plan for the futures we want and resist the futures we do not want. Our job is to teach defiance.”

Stilling describes ways librarians can apply Newman’s tools and techniques if they so desire. Thanks for bringing that to our attention Glenn.

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