This essay will identify how the authors confronted a community of resistance in a Gender and Communication classroom and turned it into a community of truth and tolerance. Working from a theoretical framework of Critical Pedagogy and the work of Parker Palmer, the authors will explore how the classroom is often seen as a culture of fear and disrespect. This culture of fear needs to be confronted by identifying a community of truth as found in two different models of truth. After exploring how to achieve a community of truth when faced with resistance, the authors will explain in great detail the application of a metaphor about “riding the bus” and how this metaphor has sustained them when faced with resistance.
Jones, Kevin and Brazo, Carol Jo, "Cultivating a Community of Truth Through Critical Pedagogy When Faced with Resistance: Teaching My Gender Students How to “Ride the Bus”" (2014). Faculty Publications - College of Education. 80.