In this article, I share the philosophical stance that I have developed in relationship to my teaching of U.S. Ethnic Literature and examine the rewards and pitfalls of this path by reflecting on my own experiences teaching John Okadas No-No Boy in undergraduate American literature courses. By illuminating why texts (especially texts by Ethnic American authors) matter intellectually, emotionally, and politically, this discussion will provide a model for critical and self-reflexive pedagogy at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Cannon, Sarita Nyasha
"Shattering the Binary: Teaching Critical Thinking Through John Okadas No-No Boy,"
Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies:
Vol. 4, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/aaldp/vol4/iss1/4