Gramsci and Educational Thought

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Peter Mayo
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 19, 2010 - Philosophy - 168 pages
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Through a series of writings from international scholars, Gramsci and Educational Thought pays tribute to the educational influence of Antonio Gramsci, considered one of the greatest social thinkers and political theorists of the 20th century.
  • Represents sound social theory and a broad application and reinvention of Gramsci’s ideas
  • Covers important areas such as language and education, community education, and social work education
  • Features perspectives from different geographical contexts

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1 A Brief Commentary on the HegelianMarxist Origins of Gramscis Philosophy of Praxis
2 Antonio Gramsci and his Relevance tothe Education of Adults
3 The Revolutionary Party in GramscisPrePrison Educational and PoliticalTheory and Practice
4 Introducing Giovanni Gentilethe Philosopher of Fascism
5 Global English Hegemony andEducation Lessons from Gramsci
6 Antonio Gramsci and FeminismThe elusive nature of power
7 Towards a Political Theory of SocialWork and Education
8 Gramscian Thought and BrazilianEducation

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Peter Mayo is Professor of Adult Education and Sociology of Education and Head, Department of Education Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Malta. He is the author of several books, including Gramsci, Freire and Adult Education (1999) and Liberating Praxis: Paulo Freire’s Legacy for Radical Education and Politics, which won a 2005 AESA Critics Choice Award.

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