Empowering Education Critical Teaching for Social Change

ISBN-10: 0226753573

ISBN-13: 9780226753577

Edition: 1992

Authors: Ira Shor

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Ira Shor is a pioneer in the field of critical education who for over twenty years has been experimenting with learning methods. His work creatively adapts the ideas of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire for North American classrooms. In Empowering Education Shor offers a comprehensive theory and practice for critical pedagogy. For Shor, empowering education is a student-centered, critical and democratic pedagogy for studying any subject matter and for self and social change. It takes shape as a dialogue in which teachers and students mutually investigate everyday themes, social issues, and academic knowledge. Through dialogue and problem-posing, students become active agents of their learning. This book shows how students can develop as critical thinkers, inspired learners, skilled workers, and involved citizens. Shor carefully analyzes obstacles to and resources for empowering education, suggesting ways for teachers to transform traditional approaches into critical and democratic ones. He offers many examples and applications for the elementary grades through college and adult education.
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Book details

List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The First Day of Class: Passing the Test
Education Is Politics: An Agenda for Empowerment
Problem-Posing: Situated and Multicultural Learning
Three Roads to Critical Thought: Generative, Topical, and Academic Themes
Critical Dialogue versus Teacher-Talk: Classroom Discourse and Social Inequality
Rethinking Knowledge and Society: "Desocialization" and "Critical Consciousness"
Democratic Authority: Resistance, Subject Matter, and the Learning Process
Critical Teaching and Classroom Research: An Interdisciplinary Field for Activist Learning
Becoming an Empowering Educator: Obstacles to and Resources for Critical Teaching
"The Third Idiom": Inventing a Transformative Discourse for Education
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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