Pedagogy, Praxis And Purpose In Education by C.m. MulcahyPedagogy, Praxis And Purpose In Education by C.m. Mulcahy

Pedagogy, Praxis And Purpose In Education

byC.m. Mulcahy, D.e. Mulcahy, D.g. Mulcahy

Hardcover | December 18, 2014

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Recent years have shown the growth of federal legislation and programs having a profound impact on educational policy and practice, and a decline in reliance on broadly based educational justifications. Paralleling this development has been the emergence of well-endowed and influential private foundations, and an increase in corporate influence in shaping policy. In this volume the authors consider the discourse, rhetoric, and underlying values that sustain these developments alongside those that underlie more longstanding and competing educational theories and practices.

This volume highlights the importance of recognizing opposing conceptualizations of education'some more educationally productive than others' and their core values, approaches to student learning, strengths and weaknesses, and justification. The authors analyze and critique what Jane Roland Martin has referred to as 'the deep structure of educational thought', and seek improved educational policy and practice with particular reference to curriculum and pedagogy. It features a comparative analysis of competing discourses including autocratic control, limited personal development, and praxis.

C. M. Mulcahyis Associate Professor in Reading and Language Arts, Central Connecticut State University, USA. Alongside her book, Marginalized Literacies (2010), she has published in Irish Educational Studies, Language and Cultural Diversity in Education (2005), Critical Literacy as Resistance (2008), and Transforming Schools (2013).D. ...
Title:Pedagogy, Praxis And Purpose In EducationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:210 pages, 9 × 6.3 × 0.7 inPublished:December 18, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415724457

ISBN - 13:9780415724456

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. IntroductionPart I: Autocratic Control and Subjugation2. Evolving Aspirations from Local Community to Global Village 3. Centralization and Control in Chester Finn and the Fordham InstitutePart Two: Knowledge and Understanding4. General Education As Education For Knowledge and Understanding 5. Literacy As Pathway to Education for Knowledge and UnderstandingPart Three: Praxis: Autonomy, Democracy, and Transformation6. Toward a Pedagogy of Praxis: Progressive Education and Critical Pedagogy 7. Implementing a Pedagogy of Praxis: Beyond Knowledge and UnderstandingPart Four: The Vocation to Become More Fully Human8. Pedagogy and Purpose

Editorial Reviews

"It is our avocation to become more self-actualized, reflective and human as persons in the world. The Mulcahy family has shown us a way this is possible for our schools, curriculum, teachers and students." ¿ Jim McKernan, East Carolina University, USA "A book that focuses on pedagogy and the purposes of education in a way that explores important issues of privatization, literacy, liberal education, progressive and critical pedagogies, in historical and contemporary contexts. All this is brilliantly investigated as it pertains to discourses of control, knowledge and understanding, and praxis. A wise book, accessible, and very timely." - Ronnie Casella, Associate Dean and Professor, SUNY Cortland