Becoming a Critical Educator: Defining a Classroom Indentity, Designing a Critical Pedagogy / Edition 1

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Overview

This text invites teachers and would-be teachers to consider becoming critical educators - professionals dedicated to creating schools that genuinely provide equal opportunity for all children. Assuming little or no background in critical theory, chapters address essential questions to help readers develop the understanding and resolve necessary to become change agents.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Beginning the journey : thinking about our thinking
1 Starting points : assumptions and alternatives 3
2 Understanding our own thinking : developing critical consciousness 23
3 Expanding our thinking : learning about "other people's children" 47
Pt. II Considering destinations : truth, consequences, and the critical vision
4 In the interest of everyone but kids : the politics of contemporary educational reform 67
5 Consequences of contemporary educational reform : winners and losers 91
6 Critical alternatives for schools and teachers 115
App Information and allies for the critical educator 141
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