Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Global Conflicts

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Gustavo Fischman
Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - Education - 367 pages
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We are living in a time of resurgent global conflicts and imperialistic tensions a time in which many children are being left behind by school systems that appear more concerned with developing accountability schemes and standardized models of testing than with defending the right of every child to have access to a good education. The efforts of countless teachers, activists, and families working and living in poor areas around the world are labeled as failures, entirely discredited on the basis of their expendability in relation to capital gains, or simply ignored. In response to these oppressive and challenging conditions, this book's contributors a group of committed educators and activists working in an ethos of solidarity across geopolitical and geographical borders have advanced arguments and strategies that link educational transformation to the larger struggle to transform oppressive social relations. In a clear attempt to move beyond both nostalgia and romanticism, Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Global Conflicts draws from a range of viewpoints-conceptual and thematic, transnational and crosscultural, First World and Third World to articulate new directions for teachers and activists working to demonstrate that another education, and indeed, another world, is possible."
 

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Contents

New Labour Globalization and Social Justice The Role of Education
3
State Theory and the Neoliberal Reconstruction of Schooling and Teacher Education
23
War Talk and the Shredding of the Social Contract Youth and the Politics of Domestic Militarization
52
The Posthistorical University? Prospects for Alternative Globalizations
69
Globalization September 11 and the Restructuring of Education
87
CRITICAL THEORIES
113
Postracial States
115
How Much Does Education Need the State?
135
Schooling and the Culture of Dominion Unmasking the Ideology of Standardized Testing
207
Patriarchal Family Terrorism and Globalization A Critical Feminist Pedagogical Approach
223
RADICAL PEDAGOGIES
247
Whose Lady of Guadalupe? Indigenous Performances Latinao Identities and the Postcolonial Project
249
Critical Revolutionary Pedagogy after September 11 A Marxist Response
263
Paulo Freire and Digital Youth in Marginal Spaces
293
Intercultural Education A Contribution to Peace in the Developing Global Society?
307
The Work of Performativity Staging Social Justice at the University of Southern California
317

Social Subjectivity and Mutual Recognition as Basic Terms of a Critical Theory of Education
145
Critical Theory and Pedagogy Theodor W Adorno and Max Horkheimers Contemporary Significance for a Critical Pedagogy
154
Education for Radical Humanization in Neoliberal Times A Review of Paulo Freires Later Work
164
Revolutionary Pedagogy in Media Culture Reading the Techno Capitalist Order of Education
185
Is There Any Space for Hope? Teacher Education and Social Justice in the Age of Globalization and Terror
343
Index
359
About the Contributors
363
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Gustavo E. Fischman is assistant professor of education at Arizona State University. Peter McLaren is professor of education at the University of California at Los Angeles. Heinz Sünker is professor of education at Wuppertal University, Germany. Colin Lankshear is Professorial Research Fellow in Education at the University of Ballarat, Australia.

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