Teaching in the Undertow

Resisting the Pull of Schooling-as-Usual

Authored by: Gregory Michie

Handbook of Social Justice in Education

Print publication date:  December  2008
Online publication date:  June  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805859270
eBook ISBN: 9780203887745
Adobe ISBN: 9781135596149


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As a child, I was amazed by the ocean. I remember being awed as I looked out at the vast expanse of blue-green water off the South Carolina coast. And I recall the cautionary words my mother used each time I tried to wade in deeper than my waist: “Be careful of the undertow,” she’d say.

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