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Furman, C.E.
Interruptions: Cultivating Truth-Telling as Resistance with Pre-service Teachers
(2020) Studies in Philosophy and Education, 39 (1)

DOI: 10.1007/s11217-019-09681-0

As ethical agents, teachers regularly must decide whether compliance to rules and norms is in the best interest of their students. Yet, teachers in the United States are educated to be passively obedient. In this paper, I argue that part of pre-service teacher education ought to learn ways of resisting. I describe one approach to verbal resistance, what Michel Foucault calls Truth-Telling. Building on a qualitative self-study with pre-service teachers, I explain how a form of team-teaching called Interruptions can promote Truth-Telling. © 2019, Springer Nature B.V.

Author Keywords
Foucault; Interruptions; Resistance; Teacher education; Truth-Telling

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