Teachers as Intellectuals: Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Learning

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1988 - Education - 249 pages

a book for all practitioners and all members of the greater community. Giroux demands reader involvement, transformation, and empowerment. He helps us understand that the political relationship between schools and society is neither artificial nor neutral nor necessarily negative. Rather, school personnel have a positive and dynamic political role to play.

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We are fortunate to have these ideas expressed so clearly and in one place. It is a very useful book. . . .

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Offers educators ways for reflecting critically on their own practices and the relationship between schools and society. The Educational Digest

 

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Contents

Rethinking the Language of Schooling
1
Toward a New Sociology of Curriculum
11
Social Education in the Classroom The Dynamics of the Hidden Curriculum
21
Overcoming Behavioral and Humanistic Objectives
43
Writing and Critical Thinking in the Social Studies
54
Mass Culture and the Rise of the New Illiteracy Implications for Reading
74
Critical Pedagogy Cultural Politics and the Discourse of Experience
86
Culture Power and Transformation in the Work of Paulo Freire Toward a Politics of Education
108
The Need for Cultural Studies
143
Teacher Education and the Politics of Democratic Reform
158
Crisis and Possibilities in Public Education
177
Reproducing Reproduction The Politics of Tracking
186
Antonio Gramsci Schooling for Radical Politics
196
Solidarity Ethics and Possibility in Critical Education
204
Notes
223
Index
241

Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals
121
Curriculum Study and Cultural Politics
129

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Henry A. Giroux is the well-known author of numerous books and articles on society, education, and political culture. He is Waterbury Chair of Education at Pennsylvania State University and lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

Paulo Freire is one of the most widely read educational philosophers and practitioners in the world today, except in the United States, where he remains relatively unknown to many in the educational community as well as the general public. Freire received international acclaim and notoriety with his first and best-known work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, first published in English in 1970. His teachings draw much of their inspiration from a Marxist critique of society; for this reason he was forced into exile from his native Brazil in 1964, and his works were banned in many developing nations. His pedagogy for adult literacy has been implemented successfully in several African nations and has been the basis for literacy crusades in Nicaragua and other Latin American countries. His philosophical approach to education forms the basis for much of the critical theory work in education now taking place in the United States, Europe, and developing nations.

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