Education and Democracy

Pilar O'Cadiz; Pia Wong; Carlos Torres

First Edition • April 1, 1999 • 288 pages

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This book examines critically the ideas and performance of Paulo Freire as secretary of education in Brazil in the early 1990s, during the socialist democratic administration of the Workers’ Party in São Paulo. With an emphasis on theory, the authors discuss the relationships between the state and social movements as…

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Power/ Knowledge/ Pedagogy: The Meaning of Democratic Education in Unsettling Times

Dennis Carlson; Michael Apple

First Edition • April 1, 1999 • 368 pages

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The essays in this volume explore the educational implications of unsettling shifts in contemporary culture associated with postmodernism. These shifts include the fragmentation of established power blocs, the emergence of a politics of identity, growing inequalities between the haves and the have-nots in a new global economy, and the rise…

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Presence of Mind: Education and the Politics of Deception

Pepi Leistyna

First Edition • December 25, 1998 • 272 pages

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Widely misunderstood and misinterpreted at its most basic level, critical pedagogy provides a lens through which educators and students are better able to examine and interact with the real, underlying power relationships that structure our world. These educational politics determine how we make meaning of commonplace events, the purpose and…

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Intermediality: Teachers' Handbook of Critical Media Literacy

Edited by Ladislaus Semali; Ann Watts Pailliotet

First Edition • December 4, 1998 • 248 pages

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With the ever-growing proliferation of electronic and other popular media, the complexity of relationship between what students see and hear, what they believe and how they interact with one another underscores now, more than ever, the need for across-the-curriculum teaching of critical thinking, critical reading, and critical viewing skills. The…

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Expansion and Structural Change

Paul Windolf

First Edition • October 1, 1998 • 296 pages

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As a central institution that ensures equality of opportunity and social justice, the university is the most important channel of social mobility in modern societies. Over the past century, universities have assumed an important role in the political and cultural emancipation of women, minorities, and the lower socioeconomic classes. This…

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How Do We Tell the Workers?: The Socioeconomic Foundations of Work and Vocational Education

Joe Kincheloe

First Edition • September 18, 1998 • 464 pages

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This book analyzes the ways that workers are educated, via a variety of institutions, to fit into the contemporary labor-unfriendly economic system. As he examines the history and purposes of vocational education, Kincheloe illustrates the manner in which this education shapes the politics of the era. How Do We Tell…

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Children, Schools, and Inequality

Doris R Entwisle; Karl Len Alexander; Linda Steffel Olson

First Edition • September 1, 1998 • 254 pages

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Educational sociologists have paid relatively little attention to children in middle childhood (ages 6 to 12), whereas developmental psychologists have emphasized factors internal to the child much more than the social contexts in explaining children’s development. Children, Schools, and Inequality redresses that imbalance. It examines elementary school outcomes (e.g., test…

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Teaching and Its Predicaments

Edited by Nicholas Burbules; David Hansen

First Edition • October 3, 1997 • 192 pages

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Teaching is a complex and challenging endeavor. Teachers are continually faced with difficult choices in which competing values are set in tension with one another. The interests of all students, and of other groups and constituencies, can rarely be served at the same time. Different educational goals, each desirable in…

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Teaching the Commons: Place, Pride, and the Renewal of Community

Paul Theobald

First Edition • March 21, 1997 • 192 pages

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Reaching all the way back to the classical and medieval past, Teaching the Commons chronicles ideas and resulting policies that have shaped contemporary rural life and living in much of the industrial West. The book examines philosophical assumptions and charts their evolution into conventional wisdom about how human beings should…

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Pedagogy and the Politics of Hope: Theory, Culture, and Schooling: A Critical Reader

Henry Giroux

First Edition • February 22, 1997 • 304 pages

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Henry A. Giroux is one of the most respected and well-known critical education scholars, social critics, and astute observers of popular culture in the modern world. For those who follow his considerably influential work in critical pedagogy and social criticism, this first-ever collection of his classic writings, augmented by a…

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