Fighting Imperviousness With Vulnerability

Teaching in a Climate of Conservatism
Teaching Philosophy
Jeanine Weekes Schroer
June, 2007
Type: 
peer-reviewed article

This essay explores challenges that arise for professors who teach critical theory in our current climate of conservatism. Specifically, it is argued that the conservative commitments to non-revolutionary change and reverence for tradition are corrupted in our current political and intellectual climate. This corruption, called “ideological imperviousness,” undermines the institutional structures put in place to produce a functional educational environment that protects the interests of both professors and students.

Teaching environment(s) covered in resource: 
Classroom
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