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Critical Teaching and Everyday Life

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ISBN-10: 0226753581

ISBN-13: 9780226753584

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Ira Shor

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In this unique book on education, Shor develops teaching theory side-by-side with a political analysis of schooling. Drawing on the work of Paulo Freire, he offers the first practical and theoretical guide to Freirean methods for American classrooms. Central to his method is a commitment to learning through dialogue and to exploring themes from everyday life. He poses alienation and mass culture as key obstacles to learning, and establishes critical literacy as a foundation for studying any subject.
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Book details

Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface Part One - Problematic Schooling 1. The Working Class Goes to College 2. Interferences to Critical Thought: Consciousness in School and Daily Life Part Two - Reconstructed Learning 3. Extraordinarily Re-experiencing the Ordinary: Theory of Critical Teaching 4. Monday Morning: Critical Literacy and the Themes of "Work" 5. Learning How to Learn: Conceptual Thought in a Utopia Course 6. Social Inquiry: Daily Life and Language Projects 7. Questioning Sexism: Poetry and Marriage Contracts 8. Culture Against Itself: Reflection Through Drama Conclusion: Critical Teaching and a Liberatory Future