Critical Education in the New Information Age

Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847690107
Format: PDF
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These essays by educators provide a portrait of ideas and developments in education that can influence the possibility of social and political change. The authors take into account feminism, ecology, and media in their pursuit of ideas that can inform the fundamental practice of education.

Sharing Words

Author: Ramón Flecha
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847695966
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The author provides an example of the theory and practice of dialogic learning. By mixing educational and social theory with literature, life narratives, and personal accounts, he creatively narrates the practice of dialogic learning in a seemingly utopian reality: a literary circle in which low-literacy adults enjoy reading books by authors like Kafka, Dostoyevsky and Garcia Lorca. the book highlights both theory and practice; it is both expository and narrative; and it refers as much to educational and social science works as to classical literature.

Pedagogy of Freedom

Author: Paulo Freire
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461640652
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.

Chomsky on Mis Education

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742573338
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this book, Chomsky builds a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, yet broadening our view toward new models of public education for citizenship.

The Last Good Job in America

Author: Stanley Aronowitz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742509757
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Aronowitz presents his latest, controversial thinking on how globalization brings these interconnections to broad public attention.

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Author: Paulo Freire
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501314149
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing. This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramón Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.

Critical Ethnicity

Author: Robert H. Tai
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847691142
Format: PDF
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The contributors include Margaret L. Andersen, Stanley Aronowitz, Antonia Darder, Michelle Fine, Rudolfo D. Torres and Lois Weis.

Immigrant voices

Author: Enrique T. Trueba
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN:
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The ethnics are coming-and the fear of many observers is that the quality of traditional disciplines will suffer as a result. Immigrant Voices is a book which shows that such fear is unfounded. Ethnic scholars of international repute come together in this collection of essays to meditate upon the single most important social phenomena in America today: immigration.

Strange love

Author: Robin Truth Goodman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN:
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Saltman and Goodman show how corporate-produced curricula, films, and corporate-promoted books often use depictions of family love, childhood innocence, and compassion in order to sell the public on policies that ironically put the profit of multinational corporations over the well-being of people. In doing so, the authors reveal the extent to which globalization depends upon education and also show how battles over culture, language, and the control of information are matters of life, death, and democracy. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Imagining Teachers

Author: Gustavo Fischman
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN:
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This book calls for a different understanding of the professional preparation of pre-service teachers, critically reflecting on issues of caring and gender, and challenging the dominance of "words only" educational research methodologies. Using conceptual tools from visual anthropology, cultural studies, feminism and critical pedagogy, Fischman focuses on the educational dilemmas that students and professors in teacher education programs face within institutions that reinforce, rather than challenge, oppressive class, racial, ethnic and gender dynamics. He pays special attention to the transmission of models of teaching that are invested of essential masculine and feminine patterns that potentially lead to two very distinctive professional careers: one that is associated with "dedication" and "care," and a second that emphasizes "order" and "command."