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The Power of Critical Theory: Liberating Adult Learning and Teaching / Edition 1
     

The Power of Critical Theory: Liberating Adult Learning and Teaching / Edition 1

by Stephen D. Brookfield
 

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ISBN-10: 0787956015

ISBN-13: 9780787956011

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

The Power of Critical Theory is Brookfield’s attempt to put the “critical” back into critical thinking by emphasizing that it is an inherently political process. The book presents powerful arguments for the importance of critical theory in fostering the kind of learning that leads to a truly democratic society, and it explores a number of

Overview

The Power of Critical Theory is Brookfield’s attempt to put the “critical” back into critical thinking by emphasizing that it is an inherently political process. The book presents powerful arguments for the importance of critical theory in fostering the kind of learning that leads to a truly democratic society, and it explores a number of tasks for adult learners including learning to challenge ideology, contest hegemony, unmask power, overcome alienation, learn liberation, reclaim reason, and practice democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787956011
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
877,507
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

The Author.

1. Exploring the Meaning of Critical Theory for Adult Learning.

2. The Learning Tasks of Critical Theory.

3. Challenging Ideology.

4. Contesting Hegemony.

5. Unmasking Power.

6. Overcoming Alienation.

7. Learning Liberation.

8. Reclaiming Reason.

9. Learning Democracy.

10. Racializing Criticality.

11. Gendering Criticality.

12. Teaching Criticality.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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