Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education

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Allyn and Bacon, 2003 - Education - 311 pages
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This text demonstrates a provocative investigation of the political, social, and economic factors underlying classroom practices, offering a unique introduction to the contemporary field of critical pedagogy.

Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education, Fourth Edition, features excerpts from the author's best-selling work, Cries from the Corridor: The New Suburban Ghetto. This text provokes analytic discussion of social problems and a theoretical framework for formulating potential solutions (Parts III & IV). It also includes a new essay on race, a chapter on the social construction of whiteness, and new statistics relative to American public schooling.

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User Review  - Fred R - Goodreads

To be honest I'm still a little shocked at how politicized the education sector is. Additionally, I feel like there's a real disconnect between the obvious lessons one would draw from the personal experiences as a teacher that open the book and the conclusions he draws near the end. Read full review

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User Review  - Meg - Goodreads

I read specifically the article Critical Pedagogy: A Look at the Major Concepts. Read full review

Contents

Forging a
1
Z The Invisible Epidemic
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to Be a Nice Place
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Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Peter McLaren, Ph.D. is Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the author, co-author, and editor of approximately forty books. His writings have been translated into twenty languages. Four of his books have received the American Education Studies Association Critics Choice Award for outstanding books in education.

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