Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, And Global Conflicts / Edition 1

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We are living in a time of resurgent global conflicts and imperialistic tensions—a time in which many children are being left behind by school systems that appear more concerned with developing accountability schemes and standardized models of testing than with defending the right of every child to have access to a good education. The efforts of countless teachers, activists, and families working and living in poor areas around the world are labeled as failures, entirely discredited on the basis of their expendability in relation to capital gains, or simply ignored. In response to these oppressive and challenging conditions, this book's contributors—a group of committed educators and activists working in an ethos of solidarity across geopolitical and geographical borders—have advanced arguments and strategies that link educational transformation to the larger struggle to transform oppressive social relations. In a clear attempt to move beyond both nostalgia and romanticism, Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Global Conflicts draws from a range of viewpoints-conceptual and thematic, transnational and crosscultural, First World and Third World—to articulate new directions for teachers and activists working to demonstrate that another education, and indeed, another world, is possible.

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Editorial Reviews

Teachers College Record
Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Global Conflicts is a reminder to teachers and teacher educators to continue to explore our own acts of teaching and learning, to expand students’ experiences, and to contribute student and educator voices to a wider movement for social justice. Fischman, McLaren, Sünker, and Lankshear’s volume offers compelling arguments and insightful strategies
Reference and Research Book News
Education researchers from North America and Europe explore global conflicts and the prospects of critical theories and radical pedagogies as bases for engaging in the practice of critique under contemporary and foreseeable conditions. They address some recent educational developments linked to contemporary global conflicts, explore critical theories, and rethink critical pedagogy at a time of resurgent global conflicts and imperialistic tensions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742530720
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 0.85 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Gustavo E. Fischman is assistant professor of education at Arizona State University. Peter McLaren is professor of education at the University of California at Los Angeles. Heinz Sünker is professor of education at Wuppertal University, Germany. Colin Lankshear is Professorial Research Fellow in Education at the University of Ballarat, Australia.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 New Labour, Globalization And Social Justice: The Role Of Education Chapter 3 State Theory And The Neo-Liberal Reconstruction Of Schooling And Teacher Education Chapter 4 War Talk and the Shredding of the Social Contract: Youth and the Politics of Domestic Militarization Chapter 5 The Post-Historical University? Prospects For Alternative Globalizations Chapter 6 Globalization, September 11, And The Restructuring Of Education Chapter 7 Post-Racial States Chapter 8 How Much Does Education Need the State Chapter 9 Social Subjectivity And Mutual Recognition As Basic Terms Of A Critical Theory Of Education Chapter 10 Critical Theory and Pedagogy: Adorno and Horkheirmer's contemporary Significance for a Critical Pedagogy Chapter 11 Education For Radical Humanization In Neo-Liberal Times -A Review Of Paulo Freire's Later Work Chapter 12 Revolutionary Pedagogy In Consumer-Media Culture: Reading The New Capitalist Order Of Education Chapter 13 Schooling And The Culture Of Dominion: Unmasking The Ideology Of Standardized Testing Chapter 14 Family Terrorism And Globalization: A Critical Feminist Perspective Chapter 15 Whose Lady Of Guadalupe? Indigenous Performances, Latina/O Identities, And The Postcolonial Project Chapter 16 Critical Revolutionary Pedagogy At Ground Zero:Renewing The Educational Left After 9-11 Chapter 17 Paulo Freire And Digital Youth In Marginal Spaces Chapter 18 Intercultural Education- A Contribution to peace in the Developing World-Society? Chapter 19 The Work Of Performativity: Staging Social Justice At The University Of Southern California Chapter 20 Is There Any Space For Hope? Teacher Education And Social Justice In The Age Globalization And Terror

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