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Critical Middle School Reader

ISBN-10: 0415950708
ISBN-13: 9780415950701
Edition: 2005
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List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

TheCritical Middle School Readeris the first collection of essays that presents multiple critical perspectives on adolescence and middle level education, including critical theory and pedagogy, cultural studies of youth, critical psychology, postmodernism and contemporary feminism. This accessible, efficient, one volume compilation will introduce students, pre-service teachers, and teacher educators to a range of perspectives and will guide them through a thoughtful analysis and critique of both classical and critical texts. Designed to challenge and reframe the basic assumptions about youth development and public education, the collection will support current and prospective teachers and school administrators in their efforts to imagine and create libratory possibilities for youth. It will be an indispensable text in middle level education and adolescent development courses. key readings on the theory and practice of middle level education provide a thorough, balanced overview of thefield chapter themes tackle traditional and critical stances promoting opportunities to increase critical consciousness section introductions end with a collection of Discussion Questions to make critical perspectives accessible for teacher educators and pre-service teachers recommended readings appear at the end of each section to provide students with future reading and further study

Kenneth J. Saltman is Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Research at DePaul University in Chicago. He is author most recently of The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education (Routledge 2005).

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Social Construction of Adolescence
From Adolescence
The Role of Pubertal Processes
The American Child and Other Cultural Inventions
"Teaching Our Sons"
Denaturalizing Adolescence: The Politics of Contemporary Representations
The Invention of the Sexual Adolescent
"Bashing Youth" and "Wild in Deceit"
Nymphet Fantasies: Child Beauty Pageants and the Politics of Innocence
Suggested Readings for Further Study
The Middle School Concept and the Purpose of Education
From The Emergent Middle School
Turning Points: Preparing American Youth for the 21st Century
The Future of Middle Level Education: Optimistic and Pessimistic Views
Back to the Future: Middle Schools and the Turning Points Report
Schooling in Capitalist America
Rivers of Fire: Amoco's iMPACT on Education and Other Corporate Incursions
From Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Suggested Readings for Further Study
The Construction of Identity
Identity: Youth and Crisis
Racial Identity Formation and Transformation
Freedom for Some, Discipline for "Others": The Structure of Inequity in Education
From Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices
From Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Male Masculinity
Asian Americans: The Absent/Silenced/Model Minority
Lesbian and Gay Adolescents: Social and Developmental Considerations
Canal Town Girls
Subtractive Schooling and Divisions Among Youth
English Only: The Tongue-Tying of America
Suggested Readings for Further Study
Curriculum, Assessment, and Critical Pedagogy
A Special Kind of Unity
Critical Pedagogy and the Social Construction of Knowledge
Social Class and School Knowledge
Teaching and Learning Mathematics for Social Justice in an Urban, Latino School
"You Can't Just Say That the Only Ones Who Can Speak Are Those Who Agree With Your Position": Political Discourse in the Classroom
"How Come There Are No Brothers on That List?": Hearing the Hard Questions All Children Ask
Standardization, Defensive Teaching, and the Problems of Control
Suggested Readings for Further Study
About the Editors
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