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What Schools Can Do: Critical Pedagogy and Practice
     

What Schools Can Do: Critical Pedagogy and Practice

by Kathleen Weiler (Editor), Candace Mitchell (Editor)
 

This book is organized around three themes: mechanisms of domination and control; pedagogies of possibility; and theory as critique. It links education with an analysis of politics and economics, and takes as central the possibilities of schools as places where social critique and the empowerment of students can take place. The authors have considered the

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This book is organized around three themes: mechanisms of domination and control; pedagogies of possibility; and theory as critique. It links education with an analysis of politics and economics, and takes as central the possibilities of schools as places where social critique and the empowerment of students can take place. The authors have considered the possibilities of student resistance and curriculum transformation, and have deepened their critiques to incorporate recent theoretical analyses influenced by feminist critiques, anti-racist approaches, and postmodernist thought.

In moving from theoretical analysis to “practical” examples of curriculum transformation and classroom practice, What Schools Can Do provides both a foundation for the analysis of schooling and alternatives for teaching practice.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The articles in this splendid collection are representative of some of the best work currently undertaken in the critical educational field. I highly recommend this book to all teachers, researchers, administrators and cultural workers interested in transforming current teaching practices and exercising leadership in both school and social reform.” — Peter L. McLaren, Miami University of Ohio
Booknews
Organized around three themes--mechanisms of domination and control, pedagogies of possibility, and theory as critique--this volume links education with an analysis of politics and economics, and takes as central the possibilities of schools as places where social critique and the empowerment of students can take place. The articles included all originally appeared in the Journal of Education (School of Education, Boston U.). Paper edition (unseen), $12.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791411278
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Series:
SUNY Series, Teacher Empowerment and School Reform Series
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Kathleen Weiler is Assistant Professor of Education at Tufts University. She is the author of Women Teaching for Change.

Kathleen Weiler is Assistant Professor of Education at Tufts University. She is the author of Women Teaching for Change.

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