Transformations

Transformations is a magazine focusing on news and features on science, engineering, technology and education.

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring

BEFORE THEY COULD VOTE: Reading One Hundred Years of American Women's Autobiographical Writing
BEFORE THEY COULD VOTE Reading One Hundred Years of American Women's Autobiographical WritingBefore They Could Vote: American Women's Autobiographical Writing 1819-1919. EDS. SIDONIE SMITH AND JULIA WATSON. MADISON, WI: U OF WISCONSIN P, 2006.Historical...
DISRUPTING TRANSMISSION: Online Learning in Gender Communication
IntroductionFive years ago, I was a committed skeptic about online education, particularly as it concerns communication studies. I believed that, without the immediacy, affect, and feedback of the face-to-face classroom, it was impossible for students...
Ethical Considerations in Teaching Memoir
Many of my colleagues cringe when I tell them I received a memoir from a student that requires notifying another adult for intervention. Many do not want to get involved. They think it is too overwhelming to know our students' painful stories. These...
Introduction
Over the last few years, Transformations has focused on publishing essays and media reviews that pay close attention to pedagogical theory and praxis. We are committed to including authors from all areas of education and from teachers who work outside...
MORE THAN ROSA PARKS: Critical Multicultural Social Studies in a Fourth-Grade Class
When Rosa Parks died in October 2005, she was celebrated as a hero, the mother of the civU rights movement. She was laid in state at the Capitol rotunda so that people could pay their respects to one of the most important figures in the fight for racial...
TECHNOLOGY AND THE LIBERAL ARTS: How Wide Is the Chasm?
TECHNOLOGY AND THE LIBERAL ARTS How Wide Is the Chasm?The Future without a Past: The Humanities in a Technological Society. Paul Russo. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2005.Doing IT: Women Working in Information Technology. Krista Scott-Dixon. Ontario: Sumach...
THE SPACES BETWEEN: A Conversation with Kass Fleisher
Kass Fleisher and MicheUe Naka Pierce first met at Naropa University around the year 2000, when Fleisher was a faculty member for the Summer Writing Program; Pierce was, and stiU is, core faculty and director of the writing center. Fleisher s article,...
WOMEN WRITING RESISTANCE: Teaching Italian Immigrant Women's Radical Political Testimonies
"These women were not just ahead of their time, they were ahead of ours," a student says as we begin class discussion. "I never even thought feminism was like this back then. I mean, these women were talking about inner transformation as fundamental...