The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education

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Overview

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education is the first authoritative reference work to provide an international analysis of the relationship between power, knowledge,
education, and schooling. Rather than focusing solely on questions of how we teach efficiently and effectively, contributors to this volume push further to also think critically about education's relationship to economic,
political, and cultural power. The various sections of this book integrate into their analyses the conceptual, political, pedagogic, and practical histories, tensions, and resources that have established critical education as one of the most vital and growing movements within the field of education, including topics such as:

  • social movements and pedagogic work
  • critical research methods for critical education
  • the politics of practice and the recreation of theory
  • the freirian legacy.

With a comprehensive introduction by Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au, and Luis Armando Gandin, along with thirty-five newly-commissioned pieces by some of the most prestigious education scholars in the world, this
Handbook provides the definitive statement on the state of critical education and on its possibilities for the future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415958615
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wayne Au is Assistant Professor at the University of Washington—Bothell and he is an editor for the progressive education journal, Rethinking Schools.

Luis Armando Gandin is Professor of Sociology of Education at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations viii

Acknowledgments ix

Part I Introduction 1

1 Mapping Critical Education Michael W. Apple Wayne Au Luis Armando Gandin 3

Part II Social Contexts and Social Structures 21

2 The World Bank, the IMF, and the Possibilities of Critical Education Susan L. Robertson Roger Dale 23

3 Movement and Stasis in the Neoliberal Reorientation of Schooling Cameron McCarthy Viviana Pitton Soochul Kim David Monje 36

4 Corporatization and the Control of Schools Kenneth J. Saltman 51

5 The Trojan Horse of Curricular Contents Jurjo Torres Santomé Eduardo Cavieres 64

Part II Redistribution, Recognition, and Differential Power 81

6 Rethinking Reproduction: Neo-Marxism in Critical Education Theory Wayne Au Michael W. Apple 83

7 The Reign of Capital: A Pedagogy and Praxis of Class Struggle Valerie Scatamburlo-D' Annibale Peter McLaren 96

8 Race Still Matters: Critical Race Theory in Education Gloria Ladson-Billings 110

9 Pale/ontology: The Status of Whiteness in Education Zeus Leonardo 123

10 What Was Poststructural Feminism in Education? Julie McLeod 137

11 Safe Schools, Sexualities, and Critical Education Lisa W. Loutzenheiser Shannon D. M. Moore 150

12 Masculinity and Education Marcus Weaver-Hightower 163

13 The Inclusion Paradox: The Cultural Politics of Difference Roger Slee 177

14 Red Pedagogy: Indigenous Theories of Redistribution (a.k.a. Sovereignty) Sandy Grande 190

15 Foucault's Challenges to Critical Theory in Education Rosa Maria Bueno Fischer Lisa Gertum Becker) 204

Part IV The Freirean Legacy 219

16 Fighting With the Text: Contextualizing and Recontextualizing Freire's Critical Pedagogy Wayne Au221

17 Un/Taming Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed Gustavo E. Fischman 232

18 What Type of Revolution Are We Rehearsing For? Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed Ricardo D. Rosa 240

19 Against All Odds: Implementing Freirean Approaches to Education in the United States Pia Lindquist Wong 254

Part V The Politics of Practice and the Recreation of Theory 267

20 Flying Below the Radar? Critical Approaches to Adult Education Peter Mayo 269

21 Critical Media Education and Radical Democracy Douglas Kellner Jeff Share 281

22 Educating Teachers for Critical Education Ken Zeichner Ryan Flessner 296

23 Restoring Collective Memory: The Pasts of Critical Education Kenneth Teitelbaum 312

24 The Educative City and Critical Education Ramon Flecha 327

25 The Citizen School Project: Implementing and Recreating Critical Education in Porto Alegre, Brazil Luis Amando Gandin 341

26 Progressive Struggle and Critical Education Scholarship in Japan: Toward the Democratization of Critical Education Studies Keita Takayama 354

27 The Circumstances and the Possibilities of Critical Educational Studies in China Guang-cai Yan Yin Chang 368

Part VI Social Movements and Pedagogic Work 387

28 Critical Pedagogy Is Not Enough: Social Justice Education, Political Participation, and the Politicization of Students Jean Anyon 389

29 Teachers' Unions and Social Justice Mary Compton Lois Weiner 396

30 Teachers, Praxis, and Minjung: Korean Teachers' Struggle for Recognition Hee-Ryong Kang 409

31 Community-Based Popular Education, Migration, and Civil Society in Mexico: Working in the Space Left Behind Jen Sandler 421

Part VII Critical Research Methods for Critical Education 435

32 Towards a Critical Theory of Method in Shifting Times Lois Weis Micheller Fine Greg Dimitriadis 437

33 New Possibilities for Critical Education Research: Uses for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Daniel S. Choi 449

34 Can Critical Education Research Be "Quantitative"? Joseph J. Ferrare 465

35 Orientalism, the West and Non-West Binary, and Postcolonial Perspectives in Cross-cultural Research and Education Yoshiko Nozaki 482

List of Contributors 491

Index 494

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