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Pat is . . .

Pat Acone, B.A.,"all but thesis" M.A.

Adviser, Teacher, Friend

California State University, Dominguez Hills
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Latest update: August 5, 1998


Pat is . . .

Friend of Dear Habermas and long time associate in the planning and delivery of narrative teaching. In the Undergraduate Advising Center I meet students from all over the campus. Ones who are thrilled about coming to college, with whom I can plan exciting schedules. Ones who are hurt and bullied, to whom I can offer Duncan Kennedy's work on the arrogant hierarchy. Ones who are angry, to whom I can introduce subjective and connected knowing, helping them to connect to the system and how it works. Ones who are bewildered that gold stars were withheld, and I can share with them Dr. Ryave's work on withholding compliments and Alfie Kohn's work on gold stars. I can help them rejoice in the real satisfactions of intrinsic motivation, the sheer joy of learning and coming to know.

Academic advising offers all these opportunities to teach, to share, to set the world right so that no one slips through the cracks of old rules, whose institutional history has long been forgotten, and which would constitute for Joe Feagin institutional discrimination. In short, I have a wonderful job.


Feagin, Joe, Discrimination American Style. This is an old book now. We will review it on the site. We still use it in our teaching. But Some of Feagin's newer work can be found at Amazon.com:

Visit Amazon.com for more information on Joe Feagin's recent work, like The Agony of Education : Black Students at White Colleges and Universities by Joe R. Feagin, Hernan Vera, Nikitah O. Imani.

Goldberger, Nancy Rule, et al., eds. Knowledge, Difference, and Power: Essays Inspired by Women's Ways of Knowing. Basic Books, 1996.

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information on Knowledge, Difference, and Power.

Kennedy, Duncan, "Legal Education in Training for Hierarchy," in Kairys, David, ed., Politics of Law, Basic Books, 1998.

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information on Kairys' Politics of Law.

Kohn, Alfie, Punished by Rewards. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1993.

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for more information on Alfie Kohn'sPunished by Rewards.

Ryave, Alan. Dr. Ryave's recent publication on withholding compliments will be uploaded to the site shortly. Please check back.

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