Critical Pedagogy and the Everyday Classroom / Edition 1

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Overview

Critical Pedagogy addresses the shortcomings of mainstream educational theory and practice and promotes the humanization of teacher and student. Where Critical Pedagogy is often treated as a discourse of academics in universities, this book explores the applications of Critical Pedagogy to actual classroom situations. Written in a straight-forward, concise, and lucid form by an American high school teacher, drawing examples from literature, film, and, above all, the everyday classroom, this book is meant to provoke thought in teachers, students and education activists as we transform our classrooms into democratic sites. From grading to testing, from content area disciplines to curriculum planning and instruction, from the social construction of knowledge to embodied cognition, this book takes the theories behind Critical Pedagogy and illustrates them at work in common classroom environments.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402084621
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 7/18/2008
  • Series: Explorations of Educational Purpose Series , #3
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Critical Pedagogy: Possibilities and Limit Situations 1

2 The Architecture of Power: Philosophy and Education 43

3 The Architecture of Power (II): Mental Health and Education 95

4 Critical Pedagogy in the Everyday Classroom 115

5 Critical Pedagogy Across the Curriculum 141

6 Stepping Across: Aristocratic Elitism Versus Democratic Faith 175

Bibliography 207

Index 223

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