Becoming a Critical Educator Defining a Classroom Indentity, Designing a Critical Pedagogy

ISBN-10: 0820461490

ISBN-13: 9780820461496

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang
Publication date: 8/24/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Beginning the Journey: Thinking About Our Thinking
Starting Points: Assumptions and Alternatives
Why Theory and Philosophy Matter: From the Abstract to the Practical
Developing a Personal Stance
Historical Possibilities: Traditional Goals
An Alternative Agenda: Critical Goals
The Why and How of Praxis
Note
For Further Reading
Understanding Our Own Thinking: Developing Critical Consciousness
Issues of Race
Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation
The Complexity of Cultural Conditioning
For Further Reading
Expanding Our Thinking: Learning about "Other People's Children"
Who Are America's Schoolchildren?
Poverty, Race, and Schoolchildren
Other People's Children: Educational History and Legacies
Other People's Children: Current Realities
Summary and Implications
Note
For Further Reading
Considering Destinations: Truth, Consequences, and the Critical Vision
In the Interest of Everyone But Kids: The Politics of Contemporary Educational Reform
Themes in National Political Rhetoric
Education as Workforce Preparation
Education Is Failing
Rhetoric and Realities
Why Produce a "Manufactured Crisis"?
Corporations on the Crisis Bandwagon
Corporations in the Schoolhouse
Staging for Twenty-First-Century Reforms
Note
For Further Reading
Consequences of Contemporary Educational Reform: Winners and Losers
Standards and High-Stakes Testing
The Winners
The Losers
Moves Toward Privatization
The Winners
The Losers
Summary
For Further Reading
Critical Alternatives for Schools and Teachers
Critical Alternatives: Redefining Democracy and Democratic Goals
Critical Alternatives: Schooling for Participative Citizenship
Education as Critical Inquiry for Social Change
Education in Service to the Many
Critical Alternatives: Teachers Pursuing Social Justice
Teachers Who Understand Social Power Arrangements
Teachers Who Respect the Other
Teachers as Public Intellectuals
Teachers as Risk-Takers
Parting Thoughts
For Further Reading
Information and Allies for the Critical Educator
Bibliography
Index
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