Revolutionizing Pedagogy: Education for Social Justice Within and Beyond Global Neo-Liberalism by S. MacrineRevolutionizing Pedagogy: Education for Social Justice Within and Beyond Global Neo-Liberalism by S. Macrine

Revolutionizing Pedagogy: Education for Social Justice Within and Beyond Global Neo-Liberalism

byS. Macrine, P. McLaren, D. Hill

Hardcover | January 29, 2010

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This book brings together a group of leading international scholars to examine the paradoxical roles of schooling in reproducing and legitimizing large-scale structural inequalities along the axes of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and disability. Through critical engagements with contemporary theories of class and cultural critique, the book questions the inherited dogma that underlies both liberal and conservative and also social democratic approaches to teaching and makes a spirited case for teaching as a critical and revolutionary act.

Sheila Macrine is Literacy Professor in the Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education, New Jersey State University, NJ. Her research focuses on connecting cultural, political, and feminist frameworks to institutional and personal contexts of pedagogy, particularly as they relate to the social imagination, progressive democra...
Title:Revolutionizing Pedagogy: Education for Social Justice Within and Beyond Global Neo-LiberalismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pagesPublished:January 29, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230607993

ISBN - 13:9780230607996


Table of Contents

Preface--Martha Montero * Introduction--Sheila Macrine * PART I: FRAMEWORKDS FOR ORGANIZING PEDAGOGY * A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, or a Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing: Resistance to Educational Reform in Chile--Jill Pinkney Pastrana * Education Rights, Education Policies and Inequality in South Africa--Salim Vally, Enver Motala, and Brian Ramadiro * Taking on the Corporatization of Public Education: What Teacher Education Can Do--Pepi Leistyna * Critical Pedagogy in the Shadows of Empires--Peter McLaren and Sheila Macrine * PART II: STRATEGIES FOR PRACTICING CRITICAL PEDAGOGY * Class, Capital and Education in this Neoliberal and Neoconservative Period--Dave Hill * Hijacking Public Schooling: The Epicentre of Neo Radical Centrism--João Paraskeva * Defending Dialectics: Rethinking the Neo-Marxist Turn in Critical Education Theory--Wayne Au * Critical Teaching as the Counter-Hegemony to Neo-liberalism--John Smyth * Empowering Education: Freire, Cynicism and a Pedagogy of Action--Richard Van Heertum * Teachers Matter…Don’t They?: Placing Teachers and Their Work in the Global Knowledge Economy--Susan L. Robertson * Afterword: After neoliberalism: Which way capitalism?--David Hursh

Editorial Reviews

“An extraordinary emancipatory work: bravely negotiating the globalized toxic ruins of neo-liberalism. This is a liberatory project that embraces building a more just and democratic social world, transforming the ashes of oppressive pedagogical practices into a universe of critical and creative revolutionary possibility.”--Karen Anijar, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University “This volume provides both a much-needed political and economic critique of the dominant neoliberal reforms in the economy and education, and a theoretical and pedagogical path towards a democratic society and schools. I commend the contributors for their intellectual and political courage.”--David Hursh, University of Rochester, and author of High-Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning "Revolutionizing Pedagogy: Education for Social Justice Within and Beyond Global Neoliberalism is an edited volume about education. But it isn?t about education in the sense of learning how to fit in with the existing social order. Rather, the ten essayists whose works are featured in this edited volume wish to bring our institutions more in line with what we profess to believe, and in doing so create educational systems which might actually work toward solving social problems." --Education Review