The Tao of Life Stories: Chinese Language, Poetry, and Culture in Education (Counterpoints #148) (Paperback)

The Tao of Life Stories: Chinese Language, Poetry, and Culture in Education (Counterpoints #148) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Joe L. Kincheloe (Editor), Xin Li Cover Image
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This is book number 148 in the Counterpoints series.


The Tao of Life Stories explores curriculum as lifelong learning through Chinese women immigrants' cross-cultural experiences. In answer to Walt Whitman's call for strangers to speak, this book creates an extraordinary voice through its stories, poetry, and artistry. The multicultural and global context of the new millennium challenges teachers to better our understanding of differences at personal, professional, and conceptual levels. Do we all, teachers and students alike, bring unique experiences to our classrooms? How do we acknowledge and learn from our experiences across cultural borders? Philosophically, practically, vicariously, and artistically, this book promises to engage the reader in a postmodern cross-cultural and global education.

About the Author

The Author: Xin Li is Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, College of Education, California State University, Long Beach. She received her Ph.D. in education from the University of Toronto, Canada. She is a teacher, educational researcher, and frequent presenter at international conferences. Before migrating to North America, Li experienced the Chinese Cultural Revolution and taught at universities in China. Her translation helped to introduce John Updike's works to the Chinese reader.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780820449746
ISBN-10: 0820449741
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: March 1st, 2002
Pages: 220
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints