Theory for Education

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Education - 206 pages
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Theory for Education provides a concise and clear introduction to key contemporary theorists, including their lives, major works and ideas. Written for the student in need of a quick introduction or for the scholar brushing up on details, this new volume in the theory4 series presents major thinkers whose work and ideas have shaped critical thinking in our time. Greg Dimitriadis and George Kamberelis underscore the particular relevance of these thinkers for the field of education - their work on education, how others in education have used them and possible future directions for teachers and researchers.

Theory for Education's ease of use, clarity and comprehensive scope will be invaluable for those entering the field.

Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal.

 

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Contents

John Dewey
3
SIGMUND FREUD
17
KARL MARX
29
FERDINAND DE SAUSSURE
37
THE THEORISTS
45
MIKHAIL BAKHTIN
47
BASIL BERNSTEIN
59
PIERRE BOURDIEU
65
PAULO FREIRE
119
CLIFFORD GEERTZ
125
ANTONIO GRAMSCI
131
STUART HALL
137
BELL HOOKS
145
JACQUES LACAN
151
JEAN PIAGET
167
EDWARD W SAID
179

JEROME BRUNER
75
JUDITH BUTLER
81
GILLES DELEUZE and FÉLIX GUATTARI
87
JACQUES DERRIDA
101
MICHEL FOUCAULT
111
GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK
185
LEV SEMENOVICH VYGOTSKY
191
RAYMOND WILLIAMS
201
Back cover
207
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George Kamberelis is an associate professor in the Department of Reading at the University at Albany, SUNY. His teaching and research focus on social and cultural dimensions of educational practice, philosophical foundations of inquiry, and media literacies. His work has appeared in books and journals across a range of disciplines-literacy, education, linguistics, psychology, legal studies, qualitative inquiry, and human geography.

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