Contents: Nel Noddings: Foreword - Charles Bingham/Alexander M. Sidorkin: The Pedagogy of Relation: An Introduction - A joint contribution by all authors: Manifesto of Relational Pedagogy: Meeting to Learn, Learning to Meet - Gert Biesta: Mind the Gap! Communication and the Educational Relation - Charles Bingham: Let's Treat Authority Relationally - Frank Margonis: From Student Resistance to Educative Engagement: A Case Study in Building Powerful Student-Teacher Relationships - Alexander M. Sidorkin: Relations Are Rational: Toward an Economic Anthropology of Schooling - Jaylynne N. Hutchinson: Democracy Needs Strangers, and We Are Them - Bonnie Lyon McDaniel: Between Strangers and Soul Mates: Care and Moral Dialogue - Cherlyn M. Pijanowski: Education for Democracy Demands Good-Enough Teachers - Cris Mayo: Relations Are Difficult - Barbara S. Stengel: Knowing Is Response-able Relation - Rosalie M. Romano: Reading Relations - Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon: Personal and Social Relations in Education.
The Editors: Charles Bingham is Assistant Professor of Curriculum Theory at the Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. He was a public school teacher for thirteen years in South Africa and the United States, and received a doctoral degree in philosophy of education from the University of Washington. He is the author of Schools of Recognition: Identity Politics and Classroom Practices (2001) as well as a number of articles on recognition, authority, and self-fashioning. Alexander M. Sidorkin is Assistant Professor of Education at the Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He received doctoral degrees in education from the Institute for Theory and History of Education in Russia and the University of Washington. He is the author of Beyond Discourse: Education, the Self, and Dialogue (1999) and Learning Relations: Impure Education, Deschooled Schools, and Dialogue with Evil (Peter Lang, 2002).