Pedagogy Of Freedom

Author : Paulo Freire
ISBN : 9781461640653
Genre : Education
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This book displays the striking creativity and profound insight that characterized Freire's work to the very end of his life-an uplifting and provocative exploration not only for educators, but also for all that learn and live.
Category: Education

Critical Education In The New Information Age

Author : Henry A. Giroux
ISBN : 9780742575691
Genre : Education
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Essays by some of the world's leading educators provide a revolutionary portrait of new ideas and developments in education that can influence the possibility of social and political change. The authors take into account such diverse terrain as feminism, ecology, media, and individual liberty in their pursuit of new ideas that can inform the fundamental practice of education and promote a more humane civil society. The book consolidates recent thinking just as it reflects on emerging new lines of critical theory.
Category: Education

Sharing Words

Author : Ramón Flecha
ISBN : 0847695964
Genre : Education
File Size : 38.2 MB
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The author provides an example of the theory and practice of dialogic learning. By mixing educational and social theory with literature, life narratives, and personal accounts, he creatively narrates the practice of dialogic learning in a seemingly utopian reality: a literary circle in which low-literacy adults enjoy reading books by authors like Kafka, Dostoyevsky and Garcia Lorca. the book highlights both theory and practice; it is both expository and narrative; and it refers as much to educational and social science works as to classical literature.
Category: Education

Critical Ethnicity

Author : Robert H. Tai
ISBN : 0847691144
Genre : Education
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The contributors include Margaret L. Andersen, Stanley Aronowitz, Antonia Darder, Michelle Fine, Rudolfo D. Torres and Lois Weis.
Category: Education

A Sanctuary Of Their Own

Author : Raphael Sassower
ISBN : 0847698432
Genre : Education
File Size : 81.90 MB
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What is at stake in compromising the Enlightenment ideals of liberal education with educational policies engendered by a neo-liberalized, global marketplace? This text explores Western culture's longstanding ambivalence toward the life of the mind.
Category: Education

Latinos Unidos

Author : Enrique T. Trueba
ISBN : 0847687295
Genre : Social Science
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Latinos Unidos presents an unexpected perspective on Latinos_not only as a highly diverse and rapidly growing population in the United States with distinct social, cultural, and economic features_but as a new political force with a cohesive collective ethnic identity. Indeed, Latinos in this country constitute a new political power coming to grips with their global significance. Within two decades, Latino children will constitute a majority in urban public schools around the country. By the mid-21st century, Latinos (along with African-Americans) will represent half the U.S. population. While much of the literature in the social sciences continues to stereotype Latinos as marginalized, poor, and low-achievers, unable to 'assimilate' and function in mainstream society, Latinos are quietly taking important positions in academic, government, professional organizations, and the international world of economics. Their rapid flow into the U.S. has, to an extent, camouflaged this upward social, educational, and class mobility. Trueba, using his unique vantage point as a Latino immigrant and scholar, explores the vital issues of personal identity and resiliency, adaptive strategies, and successes of Latinos in North America in this pathbreaking book. Among the most fascinating and least known subjects he discusses are binational networks, which describe the bilingual and bicultural capabilities of a new generation of Latinos who can function on both sides of the border with Mexico. Most of all, readers will come away from Latinos Unidos with the growing significance of Latinos in the U.S. and their vital role in shaping the future.
Category: Social Science

Prairie Town

Author : Jacqueline Edmondson
ISBN : 9780742519428
Genre : Education
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Prairie Town describes the contemporary rural condition and efforts to sustain rural life in one small Minnesota community at the turn of the 21st century. The book considers the rural literacies that circulate in this community as residents work to redefine their position within the context of globalization. Prairie Town's story offers us hope as we learn that neoliberalism is not inevitable, nor is the demise of rural America. Instead, we learn that not everything can be bought and sold, and disidentification with dominant societal structures is possible within a participatory democratic society.
Category: Education

The Last Good Job In America

Author : Stanley Aronowitz
ISBN : 0742509753
Genre : Business & Economics
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Aronowitz presents his latest, controversial thinking on how globalization brings these interconnections to broad public attention.
Category: Business & Economics

Chomsky On Miseducation

Author : Noam Chomsky
ISBN : 0742529789
Genre : Education
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This collection of Chomsky's influential writings on education builds a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, yet broadening our view toward new models of public education for citizenship.
Category: Education

Strange Love

Author : Robin Truth Goodman
ISBN : 9780742516359
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 51.59 MB
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As Junk Bond felon Michael Milken attempts to transform public education on the model of the HMO, he is hailed in the mainstream press as having "done more to help mankind than Mother Theresa." Even as BP Amoco, a notorious U.S. polluter, is charged with funding and arming paramilitaries in Colombia, it freely distributes science curricula that portrays itself as a loving protector of citizens from a dangerous and 'out of control' nature. These as well as many other examples abound as Professors Robin Truth Goodman and Kenneth J. Saltman take on the corporate educators, media monopolies, and oil companies in their new book Strange Love: How We Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Market. Saltman and Goodman show how corporate-produced curricula, films, and corporate-promoted books often use depictions of family love, childhood innocence, and compassion in order to sell the public on policies that ironically put the profit of multinational corporations over the well-being of people. In doing so Goodman and Saltman reveal the extent to which globalization depends upon education and also show how battles over culture, language, and the control of information are matters of life, death, and democracy.
Category: Business & Economics