Beyond Pedagogies of Exclusion in Diverse Childhood Contexts: Transnational Challenges by B. SwadenerBeyond Pedagogies of Exclusion in Diverse Childhood Contexts: Transnational Challenges by B. Swadener

Beyond Pedagogies of Exclusion in Diverse Childhood Contexts: Transnational Challenges

EditorB. Swadener, C. Grant, S. Mitakidou

Hardcover | August 11, 2009

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As a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars, drawing from experience in 12 countries, contributors to this volume share an anti-oppressive stance and have utilized an array of theories and research strategies to counter the persistent and growing number of exclusions in education – based on race, class, gender, ethnicity, language, dis/ability, sexual orientation, and citizenship status. Authors include education researchers, teacher educators, and theorists who have worked for many years on issues of social and educational inclusion and empowerment of groups which have been marginalized and share a focus on pedagogy, policy, and professional development of teachers. Contributing authors share a deep commitment to naming ways in which social exclusion has diminished the educational and life chances of many students in our various sites of work and regions of the world – and to moving the discourse and action beyond pedagogies of exclusion to a more visionary and inclusive praxis.

Beth Blue Swadener is Professor and Chair of Early Childhood Education and Professor of Policy Studies at Arizona State University. Soula Mitakidou is Associate Professor in the Department of Primary Education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Evangelia Tressou is Professor of pedagogy with emphasis on the education of ...
Title:Beyond Pedagogies of Exclusion in Diverse Childhood Contexts: Transnational ChallengesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:August 11, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230612849

ISBN - 13:9780230612846


Table of Contents

Series Editors' Preface--Marianne N. Bloch, Gaile S. Cannella, and Beth Blue Swadener * Foreword--Joseph Tobin * Introduction--Beth Blue Swadener, Soula Mitakidou, Evangelia Tressou, and Carl Grant * PART I: Pedagogies and Policies of Inclusion * Learner Differences: Determining the Terms of Pedagogical Engagement--Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope * Language as Racism: A New Policy of Exclusion--Panayota Gounari and Donaldo Macedo * Policies as Top-down Structures versus as Lived Realities: An Investigation of Literacy Policies in Greek Schools--Triantafyllia Kostouli and Soula Mitakidou * Pedagogies of Inclusion: Lessons from Escola Cidadã--Gustavo E. Fischman and Luis Armando Gandin * Persistent Exclusions in Post-Apartheid Education: Experiences of Black Parents--Bekisizwe Ndimande * PART II: Curricular Conversations: Successful Programs and Initiatives * The Curriculum and Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion--Wayne Au and Michael Apple * Starting with What the Children and their Families Know: An Argentine Elementary School Addresses Issues of Underperformance of Bolivian Immigrant Children--Mary Q. Foote and Monica Mazzola * Toward Democracy in Classrooms and Social Studies--Diana Hess and Sharon Murto * Culturally Inclusive Mathematics Practices--Walter Secada * PART III Toward Inclusionary Teacher Education and Professional Development * Pedagogies of Inclusion in Teacher Education: Global Perspectives--Christine E. Sleeter * Toward a "Critical Emancipatory Mezcla Praxis": Xicana Participatory Action Research in Teacher Education--Lourdes Diaz Soto * Equity Issues in Early Childhood Teacher Learning in Australia--Glenda MacNaughton * How the Politics of Domestication Sabotage Teachers' Professional Growth and Students' Learning--Alberto Rodriguez * Re-Thinking American Education through Indigenous Wisdom and Teachings--Kathryn Manuelito and Maxine Roanhorse-Dineyahze * Reframing Refugee Education in Kenya as an Inclusionary Practice of Pedagogy--Wangari Pauline Gichiru and Douglas B. Larkin * Epilogue--Carl A. Grant

Editorial Reviews

“Hope and despair, participation and exclusion, education and misunderstanding – Beyond Pedagogies of Exclusion in Diverse Contexts brings these tensions into focus through the commitment of scholars who seek to engage ways of learning and knowing that bring peoples and their cultures and languages together to forge a rich tapestry of practitioners for the world of tomorrow.”--Elizabeth Kozleski, Professor, Education Policy, Leadership & Curriculum, and Executive Director, the Equity Alliance, Arizona State University