Critical Teaching and Everyday Life / Edition 1

Critical Teaching and Everyday Life / Edition 1

by Ira Shor
ISBN-10:
0226753581
ISBN-13:
9780226753584
Pub. Date:
04/28/1987
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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Critical Teaching and Everyday Life / Edition 1

In this unique book on education, Shor develops teaching theory side-by-side with a political analysis of schooling. Drawing on the work of Paulo Freire, he offers the first practical and theoretical guide to Freirean methods for American classrooms. Central to his method is a commitment to learning through dialogue and to exploring themes from everyday life. He poses alienation and mass culture as key obstacles to learning, and establishes critical literacy as a foundation for studying any subject.

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ISBN-13: 9780226753584
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/28/1987
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: (w) x (h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Part One - Problematic Schooling
1. The Working Class Goes to College
2. Interferences to Critical Thought: Consciousness in School and Daily Life
Part Two - Reconstructed Learning
3. Extraordinarily Re-experiencing the Ordinary: Theory of Critical Teaching
4. Monday Morning: Critical Literacy and the Themes of "Work"
5. Learning How to Learn: Conceptual Thought in a Utopia Course
6. Social Inquiry: Daily Life and Language Projects
7. Questioning Sexism: Poetry and Marriage Contracts
8. Culture Against Itself: Reflection Through Drama
Conclusion: Critical Teaching and a Liberatory Future

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