Critical Theories In Education

Critical Theories In Education

by Thomas Popkewitz
     
 

This book examines critical theories in education research from various points of view in order to critique the relations of power and knowledge in education and schooling practices. It addresses social injustices in the field of education, while at the same time questioning traditional standards of critical theory. Drawing on recent social and literary criticism,

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This book examines critical theories in education research from various points of view in order to critique the relations of power and knowledge in education and schooling practices. It addresses social injustices in the field of education, while at the same time questioning traditional standards of critical theory. Drawing on recent social and literary criticism, this collection identifies conversations across disciplines that address the theoretical and methodological challenges in educational debate. "Critical Theories in Education" offers a rethinking of Marxist theories of education, joining issues of teaching and pedagogy with issues of the state and economy, social movements, literary criticism, pragmatism and postcolonialism.

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An anthology for use in variety of graduate courses in educational philosophy, educational research methods, and curriculum studies, which can serve as a primary or supplementary text in many curriculum, foundations, and policy courses found in most departments and schools of education. Chapters provide a reappraisal of the state of critical theory in education over the past few years, and present a way of thinking about the directions, questions, and assumptions reshaping debates within educational scholarship. A version of Part I, "A Changing Terrain of Knowledge and Power: A Social Epistemology of Educational Research," originally appeared in 26:9. The editors are affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415922401
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/22/1999
Series:
Education, Social Theory, and Cultural Change Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

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