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On critical pedagogy / Henry A. Giroux

Main Author Giroux, Henry, 1943- Country Estados Unidos. Publication London : Continuum, cop. 2011 Description V, 183 p. ; 22 cm Series Critical pedagogy today ISBN 978-1-4411-1622-2 CDU 37.013
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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 opens by discussing 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 analyses the increasingly empirical orientation of teaching, focusing on the culture of positivism. Third, he examines some of the major economic, social, and political focus 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 radical democracy.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Section I Introduction (p. 1)
  • Chapter 1 Critical Pedagogy in Dark Times (p. 3)
  • Section II Pedagogy as Cultural Politics (p. 17)
  • Chapter 2 Schooling and the Culture of Positivism: Notes on the Death of History (p. 19)
  • Chapter 3 Rethinking Cultural Politics and Radical Pedagogy in the Work of Antonio Gramsci (p. 48)
  • Chapter 4 The Promise of Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Globalization: Towards a Pedagogy of Democratization (p. 69)
  • Section III Critical Pedagogy and the Politics of Youth (p. 87)
  • Chapter 5 No Bailouts for Youth: Education and Pedagogy in an Era of Disposability (p. 89)
  • Chapter 6 Higher Education and the Politics and Pedagogy of Educated Hope (p. 108)
  • Section IV Neoliberalism, Public Pedagogy and the Legacy of Paulo Freire (p. 131)
  • Chapter 7 Neoliberalism and the Politics of Public Pedagogy (p. 133)
  • Chapter 8 Rethinking Education as the Practice of Freedom: Paulo Freire and the Promise of Critical Pedagogy (p. 152)
  • Section V Does Critical Pedagogy Have a Future? (p. 167)
  • Chapter 9 Does Critical Pedagogy Have a Future? (p. 169)
  • Index (p. 181)

Author notes provided by Syndetics

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.

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