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ISBN-10: 1350144975
ISBN-13: 9781350144972
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date: 03/19/2020
Dimensions: 8.98" L, 5.98" W, 0.87" H

On Critical Pedagogy

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Alongside Paulo Freire, Henry A. Giroux is widely considered to be the founding father of critical pedagogy. This classic work represents his best writing on critical pedagogy spanning the past 40 years. The 2nd edition includes four new chapters covering the rise of fascist culture in America and across the globe and the dictatorship of ignorance in the age of Trump and post-truth.

This impassioned work opens by discussing critical pedagogy in schools before extending the notion to the educational force of culture, politics, and society. Giroux analyses the increasingly empirical orientation of teaching, focusing on the culture of positivism and examines some of the major economic, social, and political forces undermining the promise of democratic schooling in both public and higher education. He argues against the tendency by both right wing and neo-liberal interests to reduce schooling to training, and students merely to customers. He points to the increasing attack on pubic and higher education by right-wing populists and the Trump administration in an age of growing authoritarianism. Giroux also considers the legacy of Freire and issues a fundamental challenge to educators, public intellectuals, and others who believe in the promise of radical democracy.

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"It is impossible to do justice to Giroux's tremendous work ... Take hold of the book, feel the weight of its historical reckoning in your hands ... then venture into the depths of the human condition and the need for an educated escape." –Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies

"Highly recommended for all pedagogues who are keen to counter the negativities of neoliberal ideologies in educational sites and practices by guiding their students towards criticality and alterative futures." –Sadia Habib, Goldsmiths University, UK (of the first edition)

"[Giroux] is one of the foremost scholars of critical pedagogy." –Angelo Letizia, Notre Dame University of Maryland, USA

"Represents a re-articulation of the work of a prolific writer who has argued the case for critical pedagogy since the 1970s." –Gary Clemitshaw, University of Sheffield, UK (of the first edition)

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Details

ISBN-10: 1350144975
ISBN-13: 9781350144972
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publish Date: 03/19/2020
Dimensions: 8.98" L, 5.98" W, 0.87" H
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