Schools and Teachers in the Movies:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library

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Ayers, William.
"A Teacher Ain't Nothin' But a Hero: Teachers and Teaching in Film." In: Images of schoolteachers in America / edited by Pamela Bolotin Joseph, Gail E. Burnaford. Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 2001.
Education-Psychology LB1775.2 .I52 2001

Beyerbach, Barbara.
"The Social Foundations Classroom : Themes in Sixty Years of Teachers in Film: Fast Times, Dangerous Minds, Stand on Me." Educational Studies, Jun2005, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p267-285, 19p
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Carens, Timothy L.
"Serpents in the Garden: English Professors in Contemporary Film and Television." College English, Sep2010, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p9-27, 19p

Dagaz, Mari; Harger, Brent.
"Race, Gender, and Research: Implications for Teaching from Depictions of Professors in Popular Film, 1985-2005." Teaching Sociology, Jul2011, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p274-289, 16p
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Dalton, Mary M.
The Hollywood curriculum : teachers in the movies / Mary M. Dalton. New York : P. Lang, c2004.
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Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.T4 D36 2004

Edelman, Rob
"Teachers in the Movies." American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, v7 n3 p26-31 Fall 1983
Examines various movies produced since the mid-1930s, for their characterization of schoolteachers. Points out pervasive stereotypical images in the public conception of what teachers are like.

Ellsmore, Susan.
Carry on, teachers! : representations of the teaching profession in screen culture / Susan Ellsmore. Stoke on Trent : Trentham Books, 2005.
(Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.T4 E45 2005
PFA PN1995.9.T4 E45 2005

Farber, Paul; Holm, Gunilla
"A Brotherhood of Heroes: The Charismatic Educator in Recent American Movies." In: Schooling in the light of popular culture / edited by Paul Farber, Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., Gunilla Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994.
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
Education-Psychology LC191.4 .S35 1994

Fisher, Roy
Education in popular culture : telling tales on teachers and learners / Roy Fisher, Ann Harris and C London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
PFA PS374.T43 K47 1999

Hill, David.
"Tinseltown teachers." Teacher Magazine, Mar95, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p40, 6p
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Images of schoolteachers in America
Edited by Pamela Bolotin Joseph, Gail E. Burnaford. Mahwah, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 2001.
Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]
Education-Psychology LB1775.2 .I52 2001

Images of schoolteachers in twentieth-century America : paragons, polarities, complexities
Pamela Bolotin Joseph, Gail E. Burnaford, editors. New York : St. Martin's Press ; c1994.
Education-Psychology LB1775.2 .I52 1994

Keroes, Jo.
Tales out of school : gender, longing, and the teacher in fiction and film / Jo Keroes. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1999.
(Main (Gardner) Stacks;
PFA PS374.T43 K47 1999

Kopkowski, Cynthia
"Pop Goes the Educator." NEA Today; Oct2007, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p34-35, 2p
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Mccullick, Bryan; Belcher, Don; Hardin, Brent; Hardin, Marie.
"Butches, Bullies and Buffoons: Images of Physical Education Teachers in the Movies." Sport, Education & Society, Mar2003, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p3, 14p
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Newman, Vicky.
"Cinema, Women Teachers, and the 1950s and 1960s." Educational Studies, Dec2001, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p416, 23p
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Ryan, Patrick A.; Townsend, Jane S.
"Representations of Teachers' and Students' Inquiry in 1950s Television and Film." Educational Studies, Jan/Feb2010, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p44-66, 23p
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Thomsen, Steven R.
"Hollywood and the great teacher myth: a fantasy theme analysis." Studies in Popular Culture, 1993, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p73-85, 13p

Trier, James D.
"The Cinematic Representation of the Personal and Professional Lives of Teachers." Teacher Education Quarterly, Summer 2001

Trier, James D.
"Critically Examining Popular Culture Representations of Educators." In: Keeping the promise : essays on leadership, democracy, and education / edited by Dennis Carlson and C.P. Gause. New York : Peter Lang, c2007.
Education-Psychology LB2805 .K376 2007

Weaver, Heather.
"Beyond Apples and Ice Cream: The Teacher-Student Relationship as Cinematic Romance, 1909-1939." Film & History, Spring2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p9-20, 12p
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Weber, Sandra.
That's funny, you don't look like a teacher!: interrogating images and identity in popular cultures / Sandra Weber and Claudia Mitchell. London ; Washington D.C. : Falmer Press, 1995.
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)

Wells, Amy Stuart; Serman, Todd W.
"Education Against All Odds: What Films Teach Us About Schools." In: Imaging education : the media and schools in America / edited by Gene I. Maeroff. New York : Teachers College Press, c1998.

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