Challenging the current state of public education and teacher preparation, this book argues for a re-imagination of teacher education through a critical feminist and critical education perspective. Offering a rich discussion of the promise and pedagogy of self-reflexivity and testimonio, which emerges from critical feminism, this book brings together theory and practice in critical feminism, critical education, and testimonio to serve as a platform in which to reconceptualize the philosophy of traditional teacher education, arguing that too many programs prepare teachers who often preserve, rather than challenge, the status quo.
Table of Contents
Foreword Antonia Darder Introduction Part I: Setting the Stage: The Current Narrative of Public Education 1. Focusing the Anger: Challenging Neoliberalism in Education 2. The Complexities of "Social Justice" and Teacher Education Part II: An Interdisciplinary Approach: Critical Feminism and Critical Education 3. What’s Critical Feminism doing in a Field like Teacher Education? 4. An Interdisciplinary Relationship: Critical Feminism and Critical Education Part III: The Potential of Testimonio 5. Understanding Testimonio in Education 6. Current Work: Examples from the Field Part IV: Conclusion 7. The Potential for Democratic and Empowering Public Education
Jennifer Gale de Saxe is Assistant Professor of Education, Lewis and Clark College, USA.