Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2007 - Education - 330 pages
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This text is a provocative investigation of the political, social, and economic factors underlying classroom practices, offering a unique introduction to the contemporary field of critical pedagogy. Life in Schools features excerpts from the author's best-selling work, Cries from the Corridor: The New Suburban Ghetto. The text provokes analytic discussion of social problems and a theoretical framework for formulating potential solutions (Parts III & IV). It also includes a new discussion of race and class, a chapter on the social construction of whiteness, and a new chapter that challenges current domestic and foreign policies of the current White House administration (including the No Child Left Behind Act) and their impact upon American public schooling.

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A great channel through which critical pedagogy can travel to urban schools in North America.

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User Review  - Fred R - Goodreads

To be honest I'm still a little shocked at how politicized the education sector is. Additionally, I feel like there's a real disconnect between the obvious lessons one would draw from the personal experiences as a teacher that open the book and the conclusions he draws near the end. Read full review


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Peter McLaren is Professor of Urban Schooling at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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