Escaping Education : Living As Learning Within Grassroots Cultures / Edition 2

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Escaping Education challenges the modern certainly that education is a universal good and a human right. It opens doors to alternative landscapes of learning and living that still flourish at the grassroots, within the cultures of the uneducated, the undereducated, and the illiterate who constitute the social majorities or the Two-Thirds World. It celebrates the richness of their traditions, their pluriverse or commons, common sense, and communal teaching, keeping at bay the modern reign of homo oeconomicus and homo educandus, Standing the all-too-familiar tale of education on its head, it joins the regeneration of soil cultures, resisting cultural meltdown in the global classroom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433100611
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 147
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

I Education as a Human Right: The Trojan Horse of Recolonization 1

The Different Faces and Facets of Education 2

Reform, Revamping, Radicalization 10

Multicultural Education: An Oxymoron 15

Human Rights: The Contemporary Trojan Horse 19

The Nexus of Contemporary Domination: Education-Human Rights-Development 23

Apologies and Celebration 27

Hosting the Otherness of the Other 29

II Grassroots Postmodernism: Refusenik Cultures 35

The First Intercultural Dialogue? 35

Educating the Indians 38

The First Multicultural Educator of the Americas 40

The Failure of Education 42

Escaping Education: Learning to Listen, then Listening 46

From Resistance to Liberation 49

The Diversity of Liberation in the Lived Pluriverse 51

Dropping Out 54

Waking Up: Diplomas in the Survival Kit? 62

Emerging Coalitions of Discontents 67

The Return of the Incarnated Intellectual 73

But What to Do with the Children? 77

Dissolving Needs 79

Grassroots Postmodernism 81

III After Education, What? 87

Developing Education 88

A Time of Renewal 90

The Failure of Deschooling 91

Beyond Deschooling: Education Stood on Its Head 97

Taming the Horror: Overcoming the Reign of Educated Literacies 100

Inverting Pandora's Box 103

Living Without Schools or Education 108

Margins and Centers: Escaping the Mythopoesis of Education 114

Incarnated Intellectuals 117

Contemporary Prophets 121

Epilogue 129

References 135

Index 145

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