Educating Activist Allies: Social Justice Pedagogy with the Suburban and Urban Elite

Educating Activist Allies: Social Justice Pedagogy with the Suburban and Urban Elite

by Katy M. Swalwell
     
 

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Educating Activist Allies offers a fresh take on critical education studies through an analysis of social justice pedagogy in schools serving communities privileged by race and class. By documenting the practices of socially committed teachers at an urban private academy and a suburban

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A CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2013!

Educating Activist Allies offers a fresh take on critical education studies through an analysis of social justice pedagogy in schools serving communities privileged by race and class. By documenting the practices of socially committed teachers at an urban private academy and a suburban public school, Katy Swalwell helps educators and educational theorists better understand the challenges and opportunities inherent in this work. She also examines how students responded to their teachers’ efforts in ways that both undermined and realized the goals of social justice pedagogy. This analysis serves as the foundation for the development of a curricular framework helping students to foster an "Activist Ally" identity: the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to negotiate privilege in ways that promote justice. Educating Activist Allies provides a powerful introduction to the ways in which social justice curricula can and should be enacted in communities of privilege.

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"This slim but information-packed book raises many questions that need to be considered by teachers of all students. Summing Up: Highly Recommended." - S. Sugarman, emerita, Bennington College in CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136305849
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/02/2013
Series:
Critical Social Thought
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Katy M. Swalwell is Assistant Professor in the College of Education & Human Development at George Mason University, USA.

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