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Educating for Critical Consciousness

Educating for Critical Consciousness

1st Edition

George Yancy
May 09, 2019

In this politically and democratically urgent collection, George Yancy and contributors argue that more than ever, we are in need of classrooms that function "dangerously"—that is, classrooms where people are not afraid to engage in critical discussions that call into question difficult political...

College Curriculum at the Crossroads: Women of Color Reflect and Resist

College Curriculum at the Crossroads: Women of Color Reflect and Resist

1st Edition

Kirsten T. Edwards, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
December 05, 2017

College Curriculum at the Crossroads explores the ways in which college curriculum is complicated, informed, understood, resisted, and enriched by women of color. This text challenges the canon of curriculum development which foregrounds the experiences of white people, men and other dominant...

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education

1st Edition

Kenneth M. Zeichner
October 20, 2017

The Struggle for the Soul of Teacher Education is a much-needed exploration of the unprecedented current controversies and debates over teacher education and professionalism. Set within the context of neo-liberal education reforms across the globe, the book explores how the current struggles over...

Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship: Narratives From the Unofficial Curriculum

Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship: Narratives From the Unofficial Curriculum

1st Edition

Rita Verma
March 23, 2017

Critical Peace Education and Global Citizenship offers narrative accounts representing multiple ways teacher and learner activists have come to realize possibilities for peace and reconciliation through unofficial curricula. With these narratives, the book demonstrates the connections between...

The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race

The Critical Turn in Education: From Marxist Critique to Poststructuralist Feminism to Critical Theories of Race

1st Edition

Isaac Gottesman
March 25, 2016

The Critical Turn in Education traces the historical emergence and development of critical theories in the field of education, from the introduction of Marxist and other radical social theories in the 1960s to the contemporary critical landscape. The book begins by tracing the first waves of...

The End of Public Schools: The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education

The End of Public Schools: The Corporate Reform Agenda to Privatize Education

1st Edition

David W. Hursh
November 20, 2015

The End of Public Schools analyzes the effect of foundations, corporations, and non-governmental organizations on the rise of neoliberal principles in public education. By first contextualizing the privatization of education within the context of a larger educational crisis, and with particular...

Mapping Corporate Education Reform: Power and Policy Networks in the Neoliberal State

Mapping Corporate Education Reform: Power and Policy Networks in the Neoliberal State

1st Edition

Wayne Au, Joseph J. Ferrare
April 10, 2015

Mapping Corporate Education Reform outlines and analyzes the complex relationships between policy actors that define education reform within the current, neoliberal context. Using social network analysis and powerful data visualization tools, the authors identify the problematic roots of these...

The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education

The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education

1st Edition

Diana E. Hess, Paula McAvoy
November 13, 2014

WINNER 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Education Helping students develop their ability to deliberate political questions is an essential component of democratic education, but introducing political issues into the classroom is pedagogically challenging and raises ethical dilemmas for teachers. Diana E....

Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement

Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement

2nd Edition

Jean Anyon
March 06, 2014

The core argument of Jean Anyon’s classic Radical Possibilities is deceptively simple: if we do not direct our attention to the ways in which federal and metropolitan policies maintain the poverty that plagues communities in American cities, urban school reform as currently conceived is ...

Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect

Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms: Scholars of Color Reflect

1st Edition

George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
February 18, 2014

Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic...

Educating Activist Allies: Social Justice Pedagogy with the Suburban and Urban Elite

Educating Activist Allies: Social Justice Pedagogy with the Suburban and Urban Elite

1st Edition

Katy M. Swalwell
March 22, 2013

A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2013! Educating Activist Allies offers a fresh take on critical education studies through an analysis of social justice pedagogy in schools serving communities privileged by race and class. By documenting the practices of socially committed teachers at an urban...

Critical Pedagogy and Social Change: Critical Analysis on the Language of Possibility

Critical Pedagogy and Social Change: Critical Analysis on the Language of Possibility

1st Edition

Seehwa Cho
October 03, 2012

At its core, the main goal of critical pedagogy is deceptively simple—to construct schools and education as agents of change. While noble and ambitious, it is not always realistic in a climate of increased commodification, privatization of schooling, and canned curriculum. By assuming rather than...

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