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Palgrave Macmillan

Turning Teaching Inside Out

A Pedagogy of Transformation for Community-Based Education

ISBN 9781137343024
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Community Engagement in Higher Education

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program brings campus-enrolled and incarcerated students together as classmates in postsecondary courses built around dialogue, collaboration, and experiential learning. Contributors to this book consider the broader lessons that Inside-Out provides for community-based learning praxis, prison education and postsecondary teaching in general, both on campus and in community settings. An international network of practitioner-scholars probe the challenges and contradictions inherent in community-based work, but especially charged in the prison setting: the intersections of race, class and gender, and the tensions between teaching and activism, evaluation and advocacy, and compromise with and resistance to oppressive and dehumanizing systems. At a time when many in the Academy are seeking to deepen the impact of the community-based learning initiatives on their campuses, Turning Teaching Inside Out offers a model.

  • Winner of the Society of Professors of Education Book Award 2014

Simone Weil Davis is the Coordinator of Inside-Out Canada, home-based at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener, Ontario. She works in collaboration with the Walls to Bridges Collective at the Grand Valley Institution for Women.

Barbara Sherr Roswell teaches writing at Goucher College, USA. She is Founding Director of the Goucher Prison Education Partnership and co-author of Bedford's Writing and Community Engagement.

1. Introduction: Radical Reciprocity: Civic Engagement from Inside Out; Simone Weil Davis and Barbara Roswell
PART I: ORIGIN TALES: SEEDING AND BUILDING A PROGRAM
2. Drawing Forth, Finding Voice, Making Change: Inside-Out Learning as Transformative Pedagogy; Lori Pompa
3. Inside-Out in Oregon: Transformative Education at the Community Level; Melissa Crabbe
4. Death of a Street Gang Warrior; Paul Perry
PART II: EXPANDING TEACHING AND LEARNING
5. What the World Needs Now; M. Kay Harris
6. Liberation from University Education: A Lesson in Humility for a Helper; Amelia Lawson
7. The American Educational System: Abuses and Alternatives; K.D.A. Daniel-Bey
8. Opened Arms, Eyes and Minds; Charles Boyd
9. Full Circle: A Journey from Students to Trainers; Mario Carines
10. Teaching Itself: A Philosophical Exploration of Inside-Out Pedagogy; Gitte Butin
PART III: PRODUCTIVE INTERSECTIONALITY: NAVIGATING RACE, PLACE, GENDER, AND CLASS
11.Roundtable: From Safe Space to Brave Space: Strategies for the Anti-Oppression Classroom; Shahad Atiya, Simone Weil Davis, Keisha Green, Erin Howley, Shoshana Pollack, Barbara Roswell, Ella Turenne and Tyrone Werts
12. Being Human; Erin Howley
13. Breaking Through 'Isms'; Ella Turenne
14. Trusting the Process: Growing Self-Reflective Capacities Behind the Prison Walls; Kayla Follett and Jessie Rodger
PART IV: TRANSFORMATION?: CONNECTION AS CATALYST
15. Turned Inside Out: Reading the Russian Novel in Prison after Levinas; Steven Shankman
16. Look at Me!; Tony Vick
17. Access for Whom? Inside-Out's Opening Door; Tyrone Werts
18. The Reach and Limits of a Prison Education Program; Simone Weil Davis
19. Transformative Learning in Prisons and Universities: Reflections on Homologies of Institutional Power; Kristin Bumiller
20. Access or Justice? Prison College Programs and Transformative Education; Gillian Harkins
PART V: YARDSTICKS AND ROADMAPS: ASSESSING CHANGE
21. Alchemy and Inquiry: Reflections on an Inside-Out Research Roundtable; Sarah Allred, Angela Bryant, Simone Weil Davis, Kurt Fowler, Phil Goodman, Jim Nolan, Lori Pompa, Barbara Roswell and Dan Stageman
22. Relational Learning and the Inside-Out Experience ; Sarah Allred, Nathan Belcher and Todd Robinson
23. Evaluating the Impact of Community-Based Learning: Participatory Action Research as a Model for Inside-Out; Angela Bryant and Yasser Payne
PART VI: LEANING INTO THE FUTURE: HELPING CHANGE ENDURE
24. Inside-Out as Law School Pedagogy; Giovanna Shay
25. Teaching the Instructors; Matt Soares
26. Beyond 'Replication': Inside-Out in Canada; Simone Weil Davis
PART VII: CLOSING CIRCLE
27. Preconceived Notions; Nyki Kish
28. Barriers Comin' Down; Damien and Shawn
29. Essence of Inside-Out; Lori Pompa
Appendices

Sarah Allred, Berry College, USA
Amelia, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Kristin Bumiller, Amherst College, USA
Charles, Graterford Think Tank, Temple University, USA
David Coogan, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Melissa Crabbe, Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, USA
Simone Weil Davis, University of Toronto, Canada
M. Kay Harris, Temple University, USA
Gillian Harkins, University of Washington, USA
Angela Harvey, The Ohio State University-Newark, USA
Erin Howley, Inside-Out, USA
Jessie Masters,Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Kayla, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada
Jeri L. Kirby, West Virginia University, USA
Kyle
Mario
Matt
Lori Pompa, Temple University, USA
Barbara Roswell, Goucher College, USA
SALT/TRIO, School for Alternative Learning and Transformation, Tennessee, USA and Transformation and Reconciliation from the Inside-Out, Tennessee, USA
Sara
Steve Shankman, University of Oregon, USA
Tony, Member of TRIO, Tennessee, USA
Ella Turenne, Occidental College, USA
Lucas B. Wilson, Mount Holyoke College, USA

Reviews

"Read this book! It's so important that we end the separation between 'us' and 'them'—those labeled 'prisoners,' 'criminals,' 'felons.' It is this separation and demonization of the 'others'—and our failure to truly see, hear, and engage with those who have been locked up and locked out—that makes it easy for us to remain in deep denial about what we, as a nation, have done. Inside-Out challenges that denial in a powerful way."—Michelle Alexander, Professor of Law, Ohio State University, USA, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
"Turning Teaching Inside Out shows us what can happen when 'inside' students and 'outside' students invest themselves in each other and in a shared learning process—then apply the wisdom of their collective experience to the work of social analysis. The authors of these essays have helped give shape to a powerful learning model that links individual awakening, community engagement, and large-scale social transformation. This important book deserves to be widely read, and the program on which it is based deserves to be widely emulated." —Parker J. Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach, Let Your Life Speak, and Healing the Heart of Democracy
"It's so important that people can really talk to each other, hear each other, and learn how to build community together. Inside-Out makes space for that to happen, and to me, this is the real value of education. Teachers and learners, whether you're inside of prison or out, I urge you to read this book! In Turning Teaching Inside Out, many inspired voices present the reader with ideas about how we can infuse higher education with deeper meaning and create more justice in the world through dialogue."—Sister Helen Prejean, Congregation of St. Joseph, USA, and author of Dead Man Walking
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