To be changed by ideas was pure pleasure. But to learn ideas that ran counter to values and beliefs learned at home was to place oneself at risk, to enter the danger zone. Home was the place where I was forced to conform to someone else’s image of who and what I should be. School was the place where I could forget that self and, through ideas, reinvent myself. (hooks 1994 p3).
Read this article about the perspectives of scholar and community leader, bell hooks. Barry Burke assesses the contribution that bell hooks has made to thinking about education and sets this within the context of her biography and work.
Write a short summary and analysis based on the prompts below.
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