archetype(s), archetypal, 8, 65, 66, 69,
75, 93, 94, 107, 110, 113, 178,
179
savior(s), 4, 9, 10, 11, 26, 63,
107-13
conventions, conventional,
unconventional, 172, 189, 197
dialogue, 76
episodic structure, 162, 188, 189, 190,
192
flashback, 133
genre(s), 19, 46, 67-69, 72, 84,
108, 111, 113, 115, 131, 135,
136, 137, 141, 153, 175, 179,
187, 189
parodic, 189
revision, revisionist, 21, 97, 189
subgenre, 189
hero(s), 9, 10, 11, 63, 77, 82, 84-
95, 127, 140, 144, 171, 188, 197
metaphor(s), 54, 138
narrator, 72
pattern(s), 113, 118, 128, 143,
154, 189
plot(s), plotted, 35, 68, 82, 108,
112, 115, 116-118, 125, 141, 166,
167, 169, 170, 172, 173, 175,
176, 190, 211
storyline, 78, 82, 85, 89, 95, 97,
135, 140, 167, 175, 209
subplots, 144, 147, 170
protagonist, 4, 12, 25, 66, 110,
140, 142, 166
symbol, symbolic, 30, 201
theme(s), 33, 34, 60, 61, 86, 93,
98, 115, 117, 147, 158, 163, 169,
175, 176
National Assessment of Educational
Progress, 212
National Education Association
(NEA), 205
New Girl, 188, 190
New Republic, The, 81
New York City, 61
Nixon, Richard, 80
No Child Left Behind (NCLB), 205
Nolte, Nick, 171, 235. See also
Teachers
North Carolina, 193
Norton, Ed, 72. American History X
nurture(ing). See care
Oates, Warren, 74. See also Stripes.
Olmos, Edward James, 11. See also
Stand and Deliver
On the Orator, 49
One True Thing, 29
opposition. See resistance
order. See discipline
Oscar, See Academy Award
outsider(s), 144, 172
Oyelowo, David, 20. See also Queen of
Katwe
Paeck, Joann (Scott), 57-63
parent(s), 4, 24, 25, 38, 41, 44, 50, 54,
112, 117, 145, 150, 162, 166-76,
192, 202, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213
parent trigger laws, 209
parody, parodic. See narrative(s)
passion(ate)(s), (impassioned), 7, 10,
12, 14, 20, 24, 32, 39, 41, 42, 62,
80, 146, 153, 154, 155, 168, 169,
173, 178, 190, 192, 195, 198,
199, 202, 203
Patterson, John, 71
Patton, Paula, 14. See also Precious
Patton, Will, 85, 99, 224. See also
Remember the Titans
pedagogy, pedagogical, 59, 65, 187,
191,
pedagogical authority, 30, 31, 32,
35
Perel, Zivah, 70
Pfeiffer, Michelle, 170, 235. See also
Dangerous Minds
Pfeiffer, Sacha, 76, 79, 80. See also
Spotlight
Pitt, Brad, 72. See also Fight Club
Plato, 29, 35, 48
Poitier, Sidney, 144. See also To Sir,
with Love
political, politically, politics, 80, 123,
204, 205, 210, 213
popular culture. See culture
265
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