Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education / Edition 5

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$17.17
(Save 79%)
Est. Return Date: 09/08/2014
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $18.13
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 78%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $18.13   
  • New (4) from $82.98   
  • Used (13) from $18.13   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$82.98
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(159)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Ships same day. Gift Quality. Tracking Included.

Ships from: Hudsonville, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$125.90
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(190)

Condition: New
0205501818 New. Looks like an interesting title!

Ships from: Naperville, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$215.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(135)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$215.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(135)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

“There really is no second choice. I don’t see any book on the market that gets at the issues McLaren does. I have used this text since it first came out and will continue to use it.”

­--Sandy M. Grande, Connecticut College

This text is a provocative investigation of the political, social, and economic factors underlying classroom practices, offering a unique introduction to the contemporary field of critical pedagogy.

Life in Schools features excerpts from the author's best-selling work, Cries from the Corridor: The New Suburban Ghetto. The text provokes analytic discussion of social problems and a theoretical framework for formulating potential solutions (Parts III & IV). It also includes a new discussion of race and class, a chapter on the social construction of whiteness, and a new chapter that challenges current domestic and foreign policies of the current White House administration (including the No Child Left Behind Act) and their impact upon American public schooling.

New To This Edition:

  • Contains a new concluding chapter that challenges the current neo-conservative White House administration and looks at liberal individualism from a critical perspective. This chapter includes a discussion of alternatives to capitalist society and how teachers can help bring about a new society by becoming philosophers of PRAXIS and educational activists.
  • Includes new critical categories and new discussions of race and class, the No Child Left Behind Act, the role of Right Wing think tanks in the academy, and the work of Paulo Freire.
  • Includes a new Foreword by Joe L. Kincheloe.

About the Author: [Insert Author Photo]

Peter McLaren is known worldwide in the education and social justice community. He is Professor of Urban Schooling at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a ‘philosopher of praxis’ and social and political activist, he is considered one of the primary architects of what has come to be known as critical pedagogy. An award winning author and editor, Professor McLaren has published over forty books on a wide range of educational subjects. He lectures worldwide and his works have been translated into fifteen languages. Professor McLaren is the inaugural recipient of the Paulo Freire Social Justice Award from Chapman University. His work has been the subject of numerous international conferences and recently a group of educators in Mexico established La Fundacion McLaren de Pedagogia Critica in order to advance the work of critical pedagogy throughout the Americas. Life in Schools was recently named by an international panel of experts as one of the world’s twelve most important educational texts.

Package this text with [Insert MLS Logo] –a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life!

Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This work integrates the author's , a 1980 collection of diary entries written when he was a school teacher in a working-class and immigrant Canadian neighborhood, with reflections on the fundamental contradictions of capitalist schooling in North America. The author provides a socio-political context for understanding racism, sexism, and homophobia and helps teachers challenge capitalist schooling by empowering their students with a critical ideology and a set of political strategies. McLaren, known for his original contributions to educational theory and for his political activism, teaches in the Division of Urban Schooling, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California-Los Angeles. He is the author and editor of 35 books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205501816
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 6/23/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

I. REFLECTIONS ON LIFE IN SCHOOLS: FORGING A NEW BEGINNING IN AN AGE OF POLITICAL DECEIT AND IMPERIAL GRANDEUR.

Introduction.

The Retreat of Democracy.

The Corporate Assault on Education.

Bringing Theory into the Streets.

II. CRIES FROM THE CORRIDOR: TEACHING IN THE SUBURBAN GHETTO.

Introduction.

The Corridor Kids.

1. The Frontiers of Despair.

Epilogue.

2. The Invisible Epidemic.

Epilogue.

3. “The Suburbs Was Supposed to Be a Nice Place…”

Summer Vacation.

Afterword.

III. CRITICAL PEDAGOGY: AN OVERVIEW.

Critical Pedagogy and the Egalitarian Dream.

4. The Emergence of Critical Pedagogy.

Foundational Principles.

5. Critical Pedagogy: A Look at the Major Concepts.

The Importance of Theory.

Critical Pedagogy and the Social Construction of Knowledge.

Critical Pedagogy and the Power/Knowledge Relation.

Critical Pedagogy and the Curriculum.

Social Reproduction: A Critical Perspective.

Questions for Discussion.

IV. ANALYSIS.

6. Race, Class, and Gender: Why Students Fail.

The Black Underclass: Racial Stratifi cation and the Politics of Culture.

Resistance and the Reproduction of Class Relations.

Bein’ Tough: Bein’ Female.

Psychologizing Student Failure.

7. New and Old Myths in Education.

Technologizing Learning.

Neoconservatism and the Myth of Democratic Schooling.

8. Teachers and Students.

The Primacy of Student Experience.

The Primacy of Voice.

Beyond Conversations with the “Other.”

9. Conclusion to Parts Three and Four.

The Teacher as Social and Moral Agent.

V. LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)