Critical Teaching and Everyday Life / Edition 1

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Overview

In this unique book on education, Shor develops teaching theory side-by-side with a political analysis of schooling. Drawing on the work of Paulo Freire, he offers the first practical and theoretical guide to Freirean methods for American classrooms. Central to his method is a commitment to learning through dialogue and to exploring themes from everyday life. He poses alienation and mass culture as key obstacles to learning, and establishes critical literacy as a foundation for studying any subject.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226753584
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1987
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Ira Shor, an English professor at Staten Island College, City University of New York, has been teaching and writing about education for fifteen years.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part One - Problematic Schooling
1. The Working Class Goes to College
2. Interferences to Critical Thought: Consciousness in School and Daily Life
Part Two - Reconstructed Learning
3. Extraordinarily Re-experiencing the Ordinary: Theory of Critical Teaching
4. Monday Morning: Critical Literacy and the Themes of "Work"
5. Learning How to Learn: Conceptual Thought in a Utopia Course
6. Social Inquiry: Daily Life and Language Projects
7. Questioning Sexism: Poetry and Marriage Contracts
8. Culture Against Itself: Reflection Through Drama Conclusion: Critical Teaching and a Liberatory Future

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