ISBN-10:
1612056946
ISBN-13:
9781612056944
Pub. Date:
01/28/2015
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Education and Democracy: A Humanities Approach to Sociocultural Studies in Education / Edition 1

Education and Democracy: A Humanities Approach to Sociocultural Studies in Education / Edition 1

by Richard A Quantz

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Education and Democracy: A Humanities Approach to Sociocultural Studies in Education / Edition 1

Sociocultural Studies in Education: Critical Thinking for Democracy fills a void in the education of educators and citizens in a democracy. It explores some of the fundamentals around which disagreements in education arise. It presents a process with which those new to these debates can understand often confusing and entwined sets of facts and logics. This book leads the reader through some general concepts and intellectual skills that provide the basis for making sense out of the debates around public education in a democracy.

This book can be seen as a primer on how to read texts about education. It acknowledges that good teachers must be not only trained to teach, but also educated about education. It presents the various themes and currents found within the arguments and narratives that people use to represent public education. It assumes that the more those interested in education know about how to see through the rhetoric, the better they will be at discerning whose interests are served by which texts.

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ISBN-13: 9781612056944
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.60(d)

About the Author

Richard A. Quantz is professor of Social Foundations of Education at Miami University, Ohio, and author of Rituals and Student Identity in Education: Ritual Critique for a New Pedagogy (2011).

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1: BASIC CONCEPTS

1: On Education and Democracy
2: Understanding Culture as Text
3: Text Critique
4: Cultural Narratives, with Kevin M. Talbert

PART II: PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION

5: Introduction to Philosophy for Educators
6: Philosophical Reasoning About Education: Three Common Approaches
7: Relations-Based Ethics: An Ethic of Care and Relational Pedagogy
8: Ethics of Social Justice: Social Reconstructionism & Critical Pedagogy

PART III: IDEOLOGY AND EDUCATION

9: Introduction to Ideology
10: Political-Economic Ideologies: The Conservative Coalition
11: Political-Economic Ideologies: The Progressive Coalition

PART 1V: EDUCATIONAL NARRATIVES IN SOCIOCULTURAL CONTEXT

12: Narratives of Education in Historical Contexts
13: Narratives of Social Class and Education
14: Narratives of Race
15: Narratives of Racism and Education
16: Narratives of Gender and Education
17: Narratives of Sexuality, Adolescence, and Education
18: Education and Democracy

18: Conclusion

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