Critical Pedagogy in the New Dark Ages: Challenges and Possibilities

Critical Pedagogy in the New Dark Ages: Challenges and Possibilities

by Maria Nikolakaki (Editor)


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This book helps readers to unveil the neoliberal ideology that insidiously has lead humanity to a withdrawal of human accomplishments made in history and sentences billions of people to a new dehumanization. It addresses the need to aggressively reject the siege of society by the markets, which is leading to a form of sub-humanity known only in the Dark Ages. Critical Pedagogy comes to bring hope to this New Dark Age, since it rebuilds the potential for struggles to promote social justice and offers a language of possibility, announcing that another world is possible and that education is an arena to give these fights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433114274
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 08/20/2012
Series: Counterpoints Series: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education , #422
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Maria Nikolakaki is a critical theorist and an expert on teaching and education studies. She is Assistant Professor of Pedagogy and Education at the University of Peloponnese. She has published extensively in the areas of critical pedagogy, mathematics education, citizenship education, and lifelong learning.

Table of Contents

Contents: Henry Giroux: Rethinking the Promise of Critical Pedagogy: A Foreword – Maria Nikolakaki: Critical Pedagogy in the New Dark Ages: Challenges and Possibilities: An Introduction – Slavoj Žižek: Living in the Time of Monsters – Paulo Freire: On the Right and the Duty to Change the World – Noam Chomsky: Democracy and Education – Cornelius Castoriadis: Paideia and Democracy – Takis Fotopoulos: From (Mis)Education to Paideia – Howard Zinn/Donaldo Macedo: Schools and the Manufacture of Mass Deception: A Dialogue – Joe L. Kincheloe: Critical Pedagogy in the Twenty-First Century: Evolution for Survival – Peter McLaren: The Future of the Past: Reflections on the Present State of Empire and Pedagogy – Peter Trifonas/Effie Balomenos: Postructuralism, Difference, and Critical Pedagogy – Shirley R. Steinberg: Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Studies Research: The Bricolage in Action – Stanley Aronowitz: Paulo Freire’s Radical Democratic Humanism: The Fetish of Method – Antónia Darder: Creating the Conditions for Cultural Democracy in the Classroom – Vivian Gareía López: The Struggles to Eliminate the Tenacious Four-Letter «F» Word in Education – Henry A. Giroux: Higher Education Under Siege: Rethinking the Politics of Critical Pedagogy – Lilia I. Bartolomé: Understanding Academic Discourses – Ana Maria Araújo Freire: Afterword: Relating Paulo Freire’s Life to His Understanding of Education, Culture, and Democracy.

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