Challenges and Inequalities in Lifelong Learning and Social Justice

Author: Susan Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317849833
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The connections and interactions of lifelong learning and social justice are complex and contested. Both are seen as a means to unconditional good, with little account taken of the inequalities and equalities located in constructions of power. This book develops critical ways to engage with international debates about lifelong learning and social justice through a range of competing and contested definitions, setting out some of the complexities and challenges of linking the two concepts. In particular, it engages in debates about the equalities and inequalities of learner identities, displacement and place. Its chapters consider those marginalised in complex and multiple ways, including gender, social class, ethnicity, age and migration. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.

Theory and Resistance in Education

Author: Henry A. Giroux
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897897969
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Provides new theoretical and political tools for addressing how pedagogy, knowledge, resistence, and power can be analyzed.

Perspectives on and from Institutional Ethnography

Author: James Reid
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787146537
Format: PDF
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This book explores recent developments in Institutional Ethnography (IE) and offers reflective accounts on how IE is being utilised and understood in social research. IE is a sociological sub-discipline developed by Dorothy E. Smith that seeks to explicate the textual mediation of people's everyday experiences in their local sites of being. As an approach, IE is growing in significance across the globe, particularly in Canada, USA, Australia and UK. This collection includes contributions from those involved in the early development of IE alongside Smith as well as early career researchers, new to the sociology, theory and method of IE. Chapters focus on IE as a sociological theory and qualitative research method; the relationship between data generation and analysis in IE; implications from its findings for policy; and IE as a significant methodological approach. This involves explication of the theoretical, the operationalization of IE, and links between the theoretical and the empirical. It illuminates the relationship between data generation and analysis and includes consideration of its own textual relations of ruling.

Teaching Against Global Capitalism and the New Imperialism

Author: Peter McLaren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742510401
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This book will address a number of urgent themes in education today that include multiculturalism, the politics of whiteness, the globalization of capital, neoliberalism, postmodernism, imperialism, and current debates in Marxist social theory. The above themes will be linked to critical educational praxis, particularly to teaching activities within urban schools. Finally, the book will develop the basis for a wider political project directed at resisting and transforming economic exploitation, cultural homogenization, political repression, and gender inequality. Recent and widespread scholarly attention has been given to the unabated mercilessness of global capitalism. Little opposition exists as capital runs amok, unhampered and undisturbed by the tectonic upheaval that is occurring in the geopolitical landscape that has recently witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the regimes of the Eastern Bloc. As we examine education policies within the context of economic globalization, we attempt to address the extent to which the pedagogy and politics of everyday life has fallen under the sway of what we identify as cultural and economic imperialism. Finally, the book raises a number of urgent questions: What are the current limitations to educational reform efforts among the educational left? What are some of the problems associated with certain developments within postmodern education? How can a return to Marxist theory and revolutionary politics revitalize the educational left at a time when capitalism appears to be unstoppable? What actions need to be taken in both local and global arenas to overcome the exploitation that the globalization of capital has wreaked upon the world?

Marxism and Education

Author: P. Jones
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230119867
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Marxist thinking can offer a critical understanding of education in an international context. Jones tackles these issues from a variety of angles and perspectives, taking advantage of recent theoretical innovations in Marxist analysis as well as the personal experiences of educational practitioners with Marxist commitments. With a specific focus on pedagogical practices as cultural practices, this book combines detailed case studies of local situations with broad, critical overviews of global development and challenges.

A Marxist Education

Author: Wayne Au
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608469069
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Dialectics of Education is a rich collection of essays analyzing both the role of education in shaping ideology in the United States and the political implications of struggles for educational justice. This book seeks to recover and reframe the dialectical materialist tradition in critical education, studies and carries this tradition forward into theory and practice relevant for today. Building on the tradition of the groundbreaking book Schooling in Capitalist America that was first published in 1976, author Wayne Au presents a Marxist perspective on educational policies and pedagogy and the highlights the potential for struggle in both the political arena and the classroom. This book is an essential tool in the growing resistance against the privatization of education and for the struggle for educational rights for all students regardless of ethnicity or social status.

Educating from Marx

Author: S. Mojab
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230370373
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Educators have been working to develop an important body of literature on neo-liberalism, capitalism, and imperialism. This combines original empirical studies with literature review from critical adult education and feminist theory to examine the theories, and practices of adult education from a Marxist-Feminist perspective.

The Crisis of Elementary Education in India

Author: Ravi Kumar
Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 9780761934998
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The right to education is the single most important development agenda in India today. This volume elaborates on the issues that characterize the crisis in elementary education. Bringing together diverse perspectives and analyses from academics, activists, and administrators, the articles in this volume cover basic issues of policy; legal obligation; economic implications; gender; and inclusive education.