Peter Pericles Trifonas has assembled internationally acclaimed theorists and educational practitioners whose essays explore various constructions, representations, and uses of difference in educational contexts. These essays strive to bridge competing discourses of difference--for instance, feminist or anti-racist pedagogical models--to create a more inclusive education that adheres to principles of equity and social justice.
Peter Pericles Trifonas is Assistant Professor at the Center for Social Justice and Cultural Studies in Education and the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
"Pedagogies of Difference provides an important set of statements about the complicated nature of the relations between education and differential power. But it also goes farther. It shows possibilities as well as limits, and in the process helps us envision a more socially just education." -- Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Education University of Wisconsin, Madison and author of Educating the "Right" Way
"Through eclectic models of inquiry, Pedagogies of Difference rigorously reconceptualizes the link between difference and pedagogy as a precondition of refashioning democratic futures through teaching and learning. Here, the contributors rethink the inventive but also reifying particularities of difference, insisting upon an ethics of solidarity committed to a practical politics of educational equity and social justice." -- Warren Crichlow, co-editor of Race, Identity, and Representation in Education