On Critical Pedagogy

ISBN-10: 1441116222

ISBN-13: 9781441116222

Edition: 2011

Authors: Henry A. Giroux

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For thirty years Henry Giroux has been theorizing pedagogy as a political, moral, and cultural practice, drawing upon critical discourses that extend from John Dewey and Zygmunt Bauman to Paulo Freire. This impassioned book starts with the crucial role of pedagogy in schools before extending the notion to the educational force of the wider culture. Giroux focuses on five crucial elements associated with critical pedagogy. First, he presents an overview of the term as it applies to schooling and to larger cultural spheres. Second, he analyzes the increasingly empirical orientation of teaching, focusing on the culture of positivism. Section Three examines some of the major economic, social, and political forces undermining the promise of democratic schooling in both public and higher education. Giroux then outlines increasing attempts by both right wing and liberal interests to reduce schooling to training and students merely to customers. Finally, the book focuses on the legacy of Paulo Freire and issues a fundamental challenge to educators, public intellectuals, and others who believe in the promise of a radical democracy.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 6/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Henry A. Giroux is the well-known author of numerous books and articles on society, education, and political culture. He is Waterbury Chair of Education at Pennsylvania State University and lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

Introduction
Critical Pedagogy in Dark Times
Pedagogy as Cultural Politics
Schooling and the Culture of Positivism: Notes on the Death of History
Rethinking Cultural Politics and Radical Pedagogy in the Work of Antonio Gramsci
The Promise of Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Globalization: Towards a Pedagogy of Democratization
Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Youth
No Bailouts for Youth: Education and Pedagogy in an Era of Disposability
Higher Education and the Politics and Pedagogy of Educated Hope
Neoliberalism, Public Pedagogy and the Legacy of Paulo Freire
Neoliberalism and the Politics of Public Pedagogy
Rethinking Education as the Practice of Freedom: Paulo Freire and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy
Does Critical Pedagogy Have a Future?
Does Critical Pedagogy Have a Future?
Index
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