Figueroa, David, 55
Finn, Jason, 10. See also Freedom
Writers
Fischer, Joseph, 14, 18
Fishburne, Laurence, 19. See also
Akeelah and the Bee
Foot, Peter, 68
football, 98, 99, 104, 108, 109, 110,
117, 118, 123, 192
Ford, Glenn, 12. See also Blackboard
Jungle
Freedom Writers, 7, 9, 30, 83, 107, 116,
117, 118, 120, 121, 124, 215, 228
Freeman, Morgan, 117, 229. See also
Lean on Me
Freud, Sigmund, 48
Foster, Jodie, 155. See also The Silence
of the Lambs
Full Metal Jacket, 64, 65, 69, 70, 73,
221
funding, 212
G.I. Jane, 65, 72, 75
Gambon, Michael, 144. See also
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood
Prince
gang(s), 9, 60, 117, 120, 121, 124,
145, 150
Garber, Victor, 18, 32, 217. See also
Legally Blonde
Garcia, Ahiza, 111
Gaydos, Joey (Jr.), 173, 195, 199, 237.
See also School of Rock
Gbewonyo, Nana, 145. See also Coach
Carter
gender, 73, 169,
female, 18, 19, 31, 61, 63, 75, 99, 110,
139, 146, 182, 192, 209
male, masculine, 19, 29, 31, 54, 110,
121, 192
maternal, 57, 60, 61
stereotypes, stereotypical, 32, 169,
171
white male savior, 110
genre. See narrative
Gere, Richard, 71, 221. See also An
Officer and a Gentleman
Gibson, Mel, 154. See also Lethal
Weapon
Glass, Stephen, 81, 222. See also
Shattered Glass
Glee, 192
Glen, Scott, 155. See also Silence of the
Lambs
Glory Road, 143,147, 149
Glover, Danny, 154. See also Lethal
Weapon
Goering, Christian Z., 16
golf, 127-34,
Gonzalez, Rick, 102, 144. See also
Coach Carter
“good” teacher, 3, 7, 9, 10-21, 28, 34,
96, 168, 198
good teacher model, 9, 13, 37,
39, 45, 46, 65, 66-67, 69, 97, 115,
136, 142, 144, 189
good teacher paradigm, 8, 85,
89, 144, 178
Good Will Hunting, 27, 33, 177, 184,
218, 236
Gosling, Ryan, 21, 164, 216. See also
Half Nelson
Gossett, Louis, Jr., 72, 221. See also
An Officer and a Gentleman
Great Debaters, The, 19
Great Depression, 133, 187
Greatest Game Ever Played, The, 128,
134, 230
Grey, Jennifer, 22. See also Dirty
Dancing
Guggenheim, Davis, 207. See also
Waiting for Superman
guidance counselor. See counselor
Gyllenhaal, Jake, 135, 139, 231. See
also Southpaw
Gyllenhaal, Maggie, 209. See also
Won’t Back Down
Hackford, Taylor, 71. See also An
Officer and a Gentleman
Hagen, Walter, 133. See also The
Legend of Bagger Vance
Half Nelson, 21, 107, 164, 216
Hamilton, 191
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