Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) is one of the major social and political theorists of the 20th century whose work has had an enormous influence on several fields, including educational theory and practice. Gramsci and Education demonstrates the relevance of Antonio Gramsci's thought for contemporary educational debates. The essays are written by scholars located in different parts of the world, a number of whom are well known internationally for their contributions to Gramscian scholarship and/or educational research. The collection deals with a broad range of topics, including schooling, adult education in general, popular education, workers' education, cultural studies, critical pedagogy, multicultural education, and the role of intellectuals in contemporary society.
Borg, Buttigieg, and Mayo's beautifully crafted collection shoots Antonio Gramsci to the heart of any project for transforming education and society. Gramsci and Education has leading international scholars writing on a spectacular range of issues deriving from Gramsci's educational outlook. Truly, it is a book for our times.
Michael W. Apple
This book is a real achievement. It demonstrates why the work of Gramsci continues to be of crucial importance to any educator who is committed to social and cultural transformation.
Carmel Borg is senior lecturer and head of the Department of Primary Education at the University of Malta. Joseph Buttigieg is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Literature and a fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Peter Mayo is associate professor in sociology of education and adult education at the University of Malta.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Hegemony and Rhetoric: Political Education in Gramsci Chapter 3 2. Rethinking Cultural Politics and Radical Pedagogy in the Work of Antonio Gramsci Chapter 4 3. Antonio Gramsci: The Message and the Images Chapter 5 4. Gramsci and the Unitarian School: Paradoxes and Possibilities Chapter 6 5. Gramsci's Theory of Education: Schooling and Beyond Chapter 7 6. Education, the Role of Intellectuals, and Democracy: A Gramscian Reflection Chapter 8 7. "On a Dog chasing its Tail": Gramsci's Challenge to the Sociology of Knowledge Chapter 9 8. The Spector of Gramsci: Revolutionary Praxis and the Committed Intellectual Chapter 10 9. Gramsci and Popular Education in Latin America: From Revolution to Democratic Transition Chapter 11 10. Antonio Gramsci's Contributions to Radical Adult Education Chapter 12 11. Working Class Learning, Cultural Transformation and Democratic Political Education: Gramsci's Legacy Chapter 13 12. Antonio Gramsci and Raymond Williams: Workers, Intellectuals, and Adult Education Chapter 14 13. Metaphors for an Educative Politics: "Common Sense," "Good Sense," and Educating Adults Chapter 15 14. Gramsci and the Current Debate on Multicultural Education Chapter 16 15. The Postmodern Prince: Gramsci and Anonymous Intellectual Practice Chapter 17 Notes on Contributors