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Presence Of Mind

Education And The Politics Of Deception, 1st Edition

By Pepi Leistyna


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Widely misunderstood and misinterpreted at its most basic level, critical pedagogy provides a lens through which educators and students are better able to examine and interact with the real, underlying power relationships that structure our world. These educational politics determine how we make meaning of commonplace events, the purpose and goals

Table of Contents

1 Back to the Basics: An Introduction to the Fundamental Tenets of Critical Pedagogy, 2 Presence of Mind in the Process of Learning and Knowing: A Dialogue with Paulo Freire, 3 Racenicity: Whitewashing Ethnicity, Education, and the Public Mind, 4 Demystifying Democracy: A Dialogue with Noam Chomsky, 5 Veritas: The Fortunes of My Miseducation at Harvard, 6 Reading Between the Lines of E. D. Hirsch Jr.'s Core Knowledge Sequence

About the Author

PEPI LEISTYNA is assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, in the Department of ESL/Bilingual Studies, where he teaches courses in cultural studies and language acquisition. He conceptualized and coedited Breaking Free: The Transformational Power of Critical Pedagogy.

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