Critical Pedagogy: Notes from the Real World

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Pearson, 2011 - Education - 224 pages
9 Reviews

This text is an accessible analysis of critical pedagogy that articulates multiple ways of applying its principles in various contexts. Critical Pedagogy, Fourth Edition, offers thoughtful examination of the theoretical models of critical pedagogy in an engaging, understandable writing style.

In this edition, the author maintains the strengths of a clear, engaging writing style with first-person narrative and lucid explanations of key concepts, which makes critical pedagogy more meaningful for students to learn and instructors to teach. This powerful and accessible analysis of the often difficult rhetoric of critical pedagogy argues that critical pedagogy opens the door to a broader and deeper perspective on teaching and learning in the classroom and the community. The text strongly encourages teachers to continuously adapt teaching beliefs and strategies to meet the needs of today's classrooms. The ongoing cultural critique, which links the chapters, challenges readers to think more deeply.

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User Review  - Petter Nordal - Goodreads

A very conversational primer on Critical Pedagogy, this book takes you through everything from the Frankfurt school's influence on Giroux to Alma Flor Ada's approaches to biliteracyu. Read full review

Review: Critical Pedagogy: Notes from the Real World

User Review  - Goodreads

A very conversational primer on Critical Pedagogy, this book takes you through everything from the Frankfurt school's influence on Giroux to Alma Flor Ada's approaches to biliteracyu. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Joan Wink is a professor emerita at California State University, Stanislaus. She lives primarily on the family ranch in South Dakota, but still maintains an active academic life: teaching, consulting, and writing.  Her other books include A Vision of Vygotsky (2002), co-authored with Le Putney of UNLV, and Teaching Passionately: What's Love Got To Do With It? (2004), co-authored with her daughter, Dawn Wink of Santa Fe Community College.

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