Labeling: Pedagogy and Politics

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Glenn M. Hudak, Paul Kihn
Psychology Press, 2001 - Education - 290 pages
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A diverse group of contributors, from the fields of education, psychology, philosophy and cultural studies, explore the social phenomenon of labeling. The authors question the nature of labeling, its contexts and processes, looking in particular at its prescriptive and confining effects. The assumption that labels are neutral and applied neutrally is rejected as the political nature of labeling is revealed.
Topics discussed by the contributors include:
*the politics of labeling
*whiteness as a label for western cultural politics
*labeling in institutions
*popular culture and labeling
*school communities and classrooms and the politics of labeling
*labeling and race
*sexual labelings
*the impact of categorization on our children
*labeling in the special education system
*immigrants and limited English proficiency groups. Contributors include: Michael Apple, Peter McLaren, Cameron McCarthy and Maxine Greene.
 

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Contents

Knowing
2
On being a labeler
27
The girl who stayed back
41
hope and contemporary childhood
55
the label of model minority
75
hearing recent
93
Specializing
109
the scripted labeling of parents by schools
127
role models in higher education
147
a personal
163
The callings of sexual identities
179
decentering strategies of white racial
203
renarrating difference
225
the labeling of ideas
235
Addicting epistemologies?
251
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Paul Kihn is an Associate Principal in McKinsey and Company's Education Practice, where he specializes in human capital strategy, system transformation, and the delivery of large-scale reform. During his six years at McKinsey, Paul has worked with large urban school districts, local and national non-profits, and state and federal public sector agencies in K-12 and higher education. Prior to joining McKinsey, Paul worked as a public middle school teacher and administrator and community youth worker in South Africa, Ireland and New York City. He is a graduate of Yale College and Columbia University's Teachers College and Graduate School of Business. He lives in Washington, DC.

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