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              Critical Pedagogy in the Twenty-First Century: A New Generation of Scholars
                

              Critical Pedagogy in the Twenty-First Century: A New Generation of Scholars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Malott, Curry Stephenson; Porfilio, Bradley

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              A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY This book simultaneously provides multiple analyses of critical pedagogy in the twenty-first century while showcasing the scholarship of this new gener...ation of critical scholar-educators. Needless to say, the writers herein represent just a small subset of a much larger movement for critical transformation and a more humane, less Eurocentric, less paternalistic, less homophobic, less patriarchical, less exploitative, and less violent world. This volume highlights the finding that rigorous critical pedagogical approaches to education, while still marginalized in many contexts, are being used in increasingly more classrooms for the benefit of student learning, contributing, however indirectly, to the larger struggle against the barbarism of industrial, neoliberal, militarized destructiveness. The challenge for critical pedagogy in the twenty-first century, from this point of view, includes contributing to the manifestation of a truly global critical pedagogy that is epistemologically democratic and against human suffering and capitalist exploitation. These rigorous, democratic, critical standards for measuring the value of our scholarship, including this volume of essays, should be the same that we use to critique and transform the larger society in which we live and work.
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              ISBN 9781617353307
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              The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education: Can Hope Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism?
                

              The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education: Can Hope Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Carr, Paul R.; Porfilio, Brad J.

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              A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY Who should read this book? Anyone who is touched by public education - teachers, administrators, teacher-educators, students, parents, politicians, pun...dits, and citizens - ought to read this book. It will speak to educators, policymakers and citizens who are concerned about the future of education and its relation to a robust, participatory democracy. The perspectives offered by a wonderfully diverse collection of contributors provide a glimpse into the complex, multilayered factors that shape, and are shaped by, institutions of schooling today. The analyses presented in this text are critical of how globalization and neoliberalism exert increasing levels of control over the public institutions meant to support the common good. Readers of this book will be well prepared to participate in the dialogue that will influence the future of public education in this nation - a dialogue that must seek the kind of change that represents hope for all students. As for the question contained in the title of the book--Can hope audaciously trump neoliberalism?- -, Carr and Porfilio develop a framework that integrates the work of the contributors, including Christine Sleeter and Dennis Carlson, who wrote the forward and afterword respectively, that problematizes how the Obama administration has presented an extremely constrained, conservative notion of change in and through education. The rhetoric has not been matched by meaningful, tangible, transformative proposals, policies and programs aimed at transformative change. There are many reasons for this, and, according to the contributors to this book, it is clear that neoliberalism is a major obstacle to stimulating the hope that so many have been hoping for. Addressing systemic inequities embedded within neoliberalism, Carr and Porfilio argue, is key to achieving the hope so brilliantly presented by Obam
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              Critical-Service Learning As A Revolutionary Pedagogy: An International Project of Student Agency in Action
                

              Critical-Service Learning As A Revolutionary Pedagogy: An International Project of Student Agency in Action (Hardback)

              Edited by Porfilio, Brad J.; Hickman, Heather

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              A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY This volume will be a valuable resource to instructors who teach in the fields of teacher education, social studies, educational leadership, social wor...k, social, cultural and philosophical foundations of education, sociology, political science, and global studies as well as their students. Due to the volume's international focus, we also expect that it will purchased by a large number of university libraries, researchers, educators and others in a number of countries.
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              ISBN 9781617354335
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              Pedagogies of Deveiling: Muslim Girls and the Hijab Discourse
                

              Pedagogies of Deveiling: Muslim Girls and the Hijab Discourse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hamzeh, Manal; Edited by Malott, Curry Stephenson

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              Manal Hamzeh's book, Pedagogies of deveiling: muslim girls & the hijab discourse, presents an exploration of a gendering discourse, the hijab (veil) discourse, and how it was negotiated by four girls who self-identified as muslims. Pedagogies of deveiling emerged over a period of... three years writing up a 14 months long study in which Hamzeh collaborated with four muslim girls in two US southwestern border towns between October 2005 and December 2006. This book stems from the stories of these four muslim girls weaved with Hamzeh's stories and perspectives as arabyyah-muslimah, the main researcher in the study-an insider/in-betweener educator/researcher who is literate in the cultural/linguistic/historical nuances critical in working with Muslim girls and their communities. Pedagogies of deveiling offers an alternative approach to research and pedagogy with muslim girls in which the taken-for-granted hijabs in the sacred text and their inscriptions on the bodies of these girls are deveiled, or problematized, rethought, questioned, and countered. As such, what this book offers is first critical to muslim girls themselves because it shatters the phobia and the impossibility of reinterpreting of some canonical Islamic sacred texts in relation to the hijabs and gender. Finally, in this book, Dr. Manal Hamzeh offers a vision for how the sacred text reinterpreted by critical feminist epistemologies may represent a curriculum that is open to critique and holds potential for change towards justice. With this, Dr. Hamzeh calls upon researchers and educators to open spaces for creativity and collaborate with muslim girls in order to, 1) navigate the multiplicity and fluidity of their subjectivities implicated by intersecting discourses in their lives, and 2) honor their choices while supporting them to negotiate the thought-of as fixed Islamic values that may jeopardize their chances of any learning opportunity. This a call to work with muslim girls as theorizers of possibiliti
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              Can Educators Make a Difference?: Experimenting with, and Experiencing Democracy, in Education
                

              Can Educators Make a Difference?: Experimenting with, and Experiencing Democracy, in Education (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Carr, Paul R.; Zygier, David; Pruyn, Marc

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              How we understand, perceive and experience democracy may have a significant effect on how we actually engage in, and with, democracy. Within the educational context, this is a key concern, and forms the basis of the research presented in this volume within a critical, comparative... analysis.
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              Can Educators Make a Difference?: Experimenting with, and Experiencing Democracy, in Education
                

              Can Educators Make a Difference?: Experimenting with, and Experiencing Democracy, in Education (Hardback)

              Edited by Carr, Paul R.; Zygier, David; Pruyn, Marc

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              How we understand, perceive and experience democracy may have a significant effect on how we actually engage in, and with, democracy. Within the educational context, this is a key concern, and forms the basis of the research presented in this volume within a critical, comparative... analysis.
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              Critical Pedagogy in the Twenty-First Century: A New Generation of Scholars
                

              Critical Pedagogy in the Twenty-First Century: A New Generation of Scholars (Hardback)

              Edited by Malott, Curry Stephenson; Porfilio, Bradley

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              A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY This book simultaneously provides multiple analyses of critical pedagogy in the twenty-first century while showcasing the scholarship of this new gener...ation of critical scholar-educators. Needless to say, the writers herein represent just a small subset of a much larger movement for critical transformation and a more humane, less Eurocentric, less paternalistic, less homophobic, less patriarchical, less exploitative, and less violent world. This volume highlights the finding that rigorous critical pedagogical approaches to education, while still marginalized in many contexts, are being used in increasingly more classrooms for the benefit of student learning, contributing, however indirectly, to the larger struggle against the barbarism of industrial, neoliberal, militarized destructiveness. The challenge for critical pedagogy in the twenty-first century, from this point of view, includes contributing to the manifestation of a truly global critical pedagogy that is epistemologically democratic and against human suffering and capitalist exploitation. These rigorous, democratic, critical standards for measuring the value of our scholarship, including this volume of essays, should be the same that we use to critique and transform the larger society in which we live and work.
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              ISBN 9781617353314
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              Power, Resistance And Literacy: Writing for Social Justice
                

              Power, Resistance And Literacy: Writing for Social Justice (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gorlewski, Julia A.

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              A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY Students in public schools serving poor and working-class students are inundated by the effects of high-stakes examinations. Teachers are demoralized a...nd students suffer substandard curricular and pedagogical experiences. These effects are articulated by students and teachers in the high school that provided the setting for the critical ethnography on which this text is based. Teachers resent being judged on the basis of students' performance on standardized assessments. They are deprofessionalized as their roles are oriented toward working-class norms. Students feel alienated by content that is meaningless and test-based pedagogies that are disempowering. While these findings are disturbing, critical theory provides a foundation for seeking hope. By incorporating inquiry and dialogue, this theoretical framework opens a space where resistance can be revealed and examined. In this case, the study exposed glimmers of resistance, spaces in the structure of schooling where students and teachers critique the system and suggest ways of subverting the negative effects of the neoliberal reforms through dialogic, empowering, culturally responsive pedagogies. Collective resistance, achieved through dialogic pedagogies that build on understandings of resistance and power, can cultivate theoretical and material spaces where a cycle of praxis can enhance possibilities for social justice. To that end, the conclusion is devoted to the implementation of critical, dialogic approaches to literacies, approaches intended to interrupt the hegemonic influences that perpetuate social reproduction by capitalizing on the potential for solidarity and collective agency among the students and teachers who populate and educate the working classes. This book would interest teacher educators, teachers, and school administrators.
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              Critical-Service Learning As A Revolutionary Pedagogy: An International Project of Student Agency in Action
                

              Critical-Service Learning As A Revolutionary Pedagogy: An International Project of Student Agency in Action (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Porfilio, Brad J.; Hickman, Heather

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              A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY This volume will be a valuable resource to instructors who teach in the fields of teacher education, social studies, educational leadership, social wor...k, social, cultural and philosophical foundations of education, sociology, political science, and global studies as well as their students. Due to the volume's international focus, we also expect that it will purchased by a large number of university libraries, researchers, educators and others in a number of countries.
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              ISBN 9781617354328
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              Power, Resistance And Literacy: Writing for Social Justice
                

              Power, Resistance And Literacy: Writing for Social Justice (Hardback)

              By Gorlewski, Julia A.

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              A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY Students in public schools serving poor and working-class students are inundated by the effects of high-stakes examinations. Teachers are demoralized a...nd students suffer substandard curricular and pedagogical experiences. These effects are articulated by students and teachers in the high school that provided the setting for the critical ethnography on which this text is based. Teachers resent being judged on the basis of students' performance on standardized assessments. They are deprofessionalized as their roles are oriented toward working-class norms. Students feel alienated by content that is meaningless and test-based pedagogies that are disempowering. While these findings are disturbing, critical theory provides a foundation for seeking hope. By incorporating inquiry and dialogue, this theoretical framework opens a space where resistance can be revealed and examined. In this case, the study exposed glimmers of resistance, spaces in the structure of schooling where students and teachers critique the system and suggest ways of subverting the negative effects of the neoliberal reforms through dialogic, empowering, culturally responsive pedagogies. Collective resistance, achieved through dialogic pedagogies that build on understandings of resistance and power, can cultivate theoretical and material spaces where a cycle of praxis can enhance possibilities for social justice. To that end, the conclusion is devoted to the implementation of critical, dialogic approaches to literacies, approaches intended to interrupt the hegemonic influences that perpetuate social reproduction by capitalizing on the potential for solidarity and collective agency among the students and teachers who populate and educate the working classes. This book would interest teacher educators, teachers, and school administrators.
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