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3rd Edition

The Critical Pedagogy Reader

ISBN 9781138214576
Published March 23, 2017 by Routledge
668 Pages

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Book Description

For fifteen years, The Critical Pedagogy Reader has established itself as the leading collection of classic and contemporary essays by the major thinkers in the field of critical pedagogy. While retaining its comprehensive introduction, this thoroughly revised third edition includes updated section introductions, expanded bibliographies, and up-to-date classroom questions. The book is arranged topically around issues such as class, racism, gender/sexuality, critical literacies, and classroom issues, for ease of usage and navigation. New to this edition are substantive updates to the selections of contemporary readings, including pieces that reflect issues such as immigrant and refugee students, the role of social justice in teacher education, and an emphasis on practical elements of pedagogy, as well as it significance to forging democratic life. Carefully attentive to theory and practice, this much-anticipated third edition remains the definitive, foundational source for teaching and learning about critical pedagogy.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction

Antonia Darder, Rodolfo D. Torres, and Marta Baltodano

Part One


Introduction to Part One

1 Critical Theory & Educational Practice

Henry A. Giroux

2 Introduction Critical Pedagogy: A Look at the Major Concepts

Peter McLaren

3 Cultural Politics and the Text

Michael W. Apple

4 Pedagogy of Love: Embodying Our Humanity

Antonia Darder

Suggest Readings for Future Study

Part Two


Introduction to Part Two

5 Against Schooling: Education and Social Class

Stanley Aronowitz

6 Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work

Jean Anyon

7 The Class-Conscious Educator in the 21st Century

Curry Stephenson Malott

8 Confronting Class in the Classroom

bell hooks

Suggested Readings for Future Study

Part Three


Introduction & Questions for Reflection and Dialogue

9 Dancing with Bigotry: The Poisoning of Racial and Ethnic Identities

Lilia Bartolomé and Donaldo Macedo

10 American Indian Geographies of Identity and Power

Sandy Grande

11 Theories of Racism, Asian American Identities, & a Materialist Critical Pedagogy

Kevin Lam

12 Decolonizing Schools and Our Mentality: Narratives for Pedagogical Possibilities

Pierre Orelus

Suggested Readings for Future Study



Part Four


Introduction to Part Four

13 Feminist Analysis of Gender and Schooling

Kathleen Weiler

14 Sexuality Education and Desire: Still Missing After all These Years

Michelle Fine & Sara I. McClelland

15 Recovering from ‘Yo Mama is so Stupid": (En)gendering a critical paradigm on Black Feminist Theory and Pedagogy

Rochelle Brock

16 LGBTQ Inclusions as an Outcome of Critical Pedagogy

Michelle L. Page

Suggested Readings for Future Study



Part Five



Introduction to Part Five

17 Critical Literacy: Bringing Theory to Praxis

Elizabeth Bishop

18 Teaching How to Read the World and Change It

Robert E. Peterson

19 Oh, They’re Sending a Bad Message’

Bettina Love

20 Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Popular Culture:

Ernest Morrell

21 Reconstructing Technoliteracy: A Multiple Literacies Approach

Richard Kahn & Douglas Kellner


Suggested Readings for Future Study


Part Six


Introduction to Part Six

22 I Won't Learn from You! Thoughts on the Role of Assent in Learning

Herbert Kohl

23 A Feminist Reframing of Bullying and Harassment: Transforming Schools through Critical Pedagogy

Elizabeth J. Meyer

24 Redirecting the Teacher's Gaze: Teacher Education, Youth Surveillance & the School-to-Prison Pipeline

John Raible & Jason G. Irizarry

25 Teaching (with) Disability: Pedagogies of Lived Experience

Robert C. Anderson

Suggested Readings for Future Study


Part Seven


Introduction to Part Seven

26 Teaching as Possibility: A Light in Dark Times

Maxine Greene

27 The Knowledges of Teacher Education: Developing a Critical Complex Epistemology

Joe Kincheloe

28 What’s Radical Love Got to do with it: Navigating Identity, Pedagogy, and Positionality in Pre-Service Education

Ty-ron Douglas & Christine Nganga

29 Power Politics and Critical Race Pedagogy: A Critical Analysis of Black Male Teachers’ Pedagogy

Marvin Lynn & Michael E. Jennings

Suggested Readings for Future Study


Part Eight


Introduction to Part Eight

30 The Continuing Conflicts Between Capitalism & Democracy: Ramifications for Schooling

Richard Brosio

31 Beyond accountability: Toward Schools that Create New People for a New Way of Life

Pauline Lipman

32 Creating a Pedagogy in Common

Noah De Lissovoy, Alex Means, & Kenneth Saltman

33 Broadening the Circle of Critical Pedagogy

E. Wayne Ross

Suggested Readings for Future Study

Afterword: The War Against Teachers as Public Intellectuals

Henry A. Giroux



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Antonia Darder holds the Leavey Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Leadership at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and is Distinguished Visitng Professor at the University of Johannesburg.

Rodolfo D. Torres is Professor of Urban Planning at the University of California, Irvine.

Marta P. Baltodano is Professor of Education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.