Globalization and Education: Collected Essays on Class, Race, Gender, and the State

Globalization and Education: Collected Essays on Class, Race, Gender, and the State

by Carlos Torres
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807749389

ISBN-13: 9780807749388

Pub. Date: 01/09/2009

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Spanning an extraordinary 30-year career, this book collects seminal essays by critical theorist Carlos Alberto Torres. Torres is among the foremost scholars devoted to interpreting the work of Paulo Freire and has done much over the years to raise the visibility of Freire's contribution to educational theory. In addition, he has helped to establish the discipline of

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Spanning an extraordinary 30-year career, this book collects seminal essays by critical theorist Carlos Alberto Torres. Torres is among the foremost scholars devoted to interpreting the work of Paulo Freire and has done much over the years to raise the visibility of Freire's contribution to educational theory. In addition, he has helped to establish the discipline of the political sociology of education. His work on Latin American education has made substantial contributions to the fields of comparative and international education. All of the strands of his thinking, along with his commitment to employing scholarship for social change, are evident in this important collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807749388
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
01/09/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Michael W. Apple ix

Education and Power ix

Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Education xi

Freire and Critical Education: A Personal Vignette xiii

The Critical Sociologist xvi

A Political Conclusion xviii

Introduction: The Scholarship of Class, Race, Gender and the State in Education: A Life Journey in the Political Sociology of Education 1

Why a Political Sociology of Education? 2

Theories of the State and Education 8

Paulo Freire's Political Philosophy of Education 14

Education, Democracy, and Multiculturalism: Dilemmas of Citizenship in a Global World 18

Teachers Unions and the State: Alternatives to Neoliberalism 20

The Comparative Studies of Globalization and Education 25

Epilogue 28

1 Critical Theory and Political Sociology of Education: Arguments

Critical Theory: Definitions 34

A Political Sociology of Education: A Critical Modernist Perspective 40

A Historical-Structural Perspective: The Dialectics of Policy Formation 41

Theories of the State and Educational Policy Formation 43

The Critique of Instrumental Reason 44

The Politicity of Education 48

Postmodernism and Multicentered Notions of Power 50

Weltanschauung and the Seduction of Ideology in Educational Policy Formation 51

Critical Theory, Critical Intellectuals, and a Political Sociology of Education: In the Guise of a Conclusion 56

2 The State and Public Education in Latin America Adriana Puiggros 63

The State in Latin America: From the Oligarchical State to Neoliberalism 64

The Pedagogical Subject 73

Conclusion: Rethinking/Unthinking Latin American Education in Comparative Perspective 80

3 Democracy, Education,and Multiculturalism: Dilemmas of Citizenship in a Global World 86

The Theoretical Problem 86

Citizenship and Education 88

Democracy and Education 97

Democracy and Multiculturalism 99

Key Democratic Issues for a Democratic Multicultural Citizenship 101

Canon, Culture, and Democratic Multicultural Citizenship: Conclusions 104

4 Globalization, Education, and Citizenship: Solidarity Versus Markets? 114

The Phenomenon of Globalization 115

Citizenship: Sovereignty, Markets, and Human Rights 117

Citizens and Markets 117

Organized Solidarity and Human Rights Against the Markets? 121

Education in a Global Era: Questions and Queries 126

5 Education and the Archeology of Consciousness: Freire and Hegel 131

The Dialectic of the Master and the Slave 134

The Dialectic of the Pedagogy of the Oppressed 140

Hegel on Freire: An Interdialectic Comparison 144

6 From The Pedagogy of the Oppressed to A Luta Continua: The Political Pedagogy of Paulo Freire 152

The Latin American Background 152

Paulo Freire's Political Philosophy 157

The African Background 161

The Last Freire: Brazil, 1980-91 170

Are There Any Dark Clouds in the Sky? Final Remarks 172

Afterword Pedro Demo 178

Critical Vision 179

Liberating Vision 181

Multicultural Vision 183

To Conclude 185

References 187

Index 209

About the Author 220

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