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The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education

1st Edition

Edited by Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au, Luis Armando Gandin


506 pages

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The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education is the first authoritative reference work to provide an international analysis of the relationship between power, knowledge, education, and schooling. Rather than focusing solely on questions of how we teach efficiently and effectively, contributors to this volume push further to also think critically about education's relationship to economic, political, and cultural power. The various sections of this book integrate into their analyses the conceptual, political, pedagogic, and practical histories, tensions, and resources that have established critical education as one of the most vital and growing movements within the field of education, including topics such as:

  • social movements and pedagogic work
  • critical research methods for critical education
  • the politics of practice and the recreation of theory
  • the freirian legacy.

With a comprehensive introduction by Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au, and Luis Armando Gandin, along with thirty-five newly-commissioned pieces by some of the most prestigious education scholars in the world, this Handbook provides the definitive statement on the state of critical education and on its possibilities for the future.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations. AcknowledgmentsPart I: Introduction 1. Mapping Critical Education by Michael W. Apple, Wayne Au & Luis Armando Gandin Part II: Social Contexts and Social Structures 2. The World Bank, the IMF, and International Education by Susan Robertson & Roger Dale 3. Movement and Stasis in the Neoliberal Re-Orientation of Schooling by Cameron McCarthy, Viviana Pitton, Soochul Kim & David Monje 4. Corporatization and the Control of Schools by Kenneth Saltman 5. The Trojan Horse of Curricular Contents, Jurjo Torres Santomé (translated by Eduardo Cavieres) Part III: Redistribution, Recognition, and Differential Power 6. Rethinking Reproduction: Neo-Marxism and Critical Education Theory by Wayne Au & Michael W. Apple 7. The Reign of Capital: A Pedagogy and Praxis of Class Struggle, Valerie Scatamburlo-D'Annibale & Peter McLaren 8. Race Still Matters: Critical Race Theory in Education by Gloria Ladson-Billings 9. Pale/ontology: The Status of Whiteness in Education by Zeus Leonardo 10. What Was Poststructural Feminism in Education? by Julie McLeod 11. Safe Schools, Sexualities, and Critical Education by Lisa W. Loutzenheiser & Shannon D. M. Moore 12. Masculinities and Education by Marcus Weaver-Hightower 13. The Inclusion Paradox: The Cultural Politics of Difference by Roger Slee 14. Red Pedagogy: Indigenous Theories of Redistribution (a.k.a. Sovereignty) by Sandy Grande 15. Foucault's Challenges to Critical Theory in Education by Rosa Maria Bueno Fischer (translated by Lisa Gertum Becker) Part IV: The Freirian Legacy 16. Fighting With the Text: Contextualizing and Recontextualizing Freire's Critical Pedagogy by Wayne Au 17. Un/Taming Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Gustavo Fischman 18. What Type of Revolution Are We Rehearsing For? Boal's Theater of the Oppressed by Ricardo D. Rosa 19. Against All Odds: Implementing Freirian Approaches to Education in the United States by Pia Lindquist Wong Part V: The Politics of Practice and the Recreation of Theory 20. Flying Below the Radar? Critical Approaches to Adult Education by Peter Mayo 21. Critical Media Education and Radical Democracy by Douglas Kellner & Jeff Share 22. Educating Teachers for Critical Education by Kenneth Zeichner & Ryan Flessner 23. Restoring Collective Memory: The Pasts of Critical Education by Kenneth Teitelbaum 24. The Educative City and Critical Education by Ramon Flecha 25. The Citizen School Project: Implementing and Recreating Critical Education in Proto Alegre, Brazil by Luis Armando Gandin 26. Progressive Struggle and Critical Education Scholarship in Japan: Toward the Democratization of Critical Education Studies by Keita Takayama 27. The Circumstances and the Possibilities of Critical Educational Studies in China by Guang-cai Yan & Yin Chang Part VI: Social Movements and Pedagogic Work 28. Critical Pedagogy is Not Enough: Social Justice Education, Political Participation, and the Politicization of Students by Jean Anyon 29. Teachers' Unions and Social Justice by Mary Compton & Lois Weiner 30. Teachers, Praxis, and Minjung: Korean Teachers' Struggle for Recognition by Hee-Ryong Kang 31. Community-Based Popular Education, Migration, and Civil Society in Mexico: Working in the Space Left Behind by Jen Sandler Part VII: Critical Research Methods for Critical Education 32. Towards a Critical Theory of Method in Shifting Times by Lois Weis, Michelle Fine & Greg Dimitriadis 33. New Possibilities for Critical Education Research: Uses for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) by Daniel S. Choi 34. Can Critical Education Research be "Quantitative"? by Joseph J. Ferrare 35. Orientalism, the West and Non-West Binary, and Postcolonial Perspectives in Cross-Cultural Research and Education by Yoshiko Nozaki. List of Contributors. Index

About the Editors

Michael W. Apple is John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Wayne Au is Assistant Professor in the Department of Secondary Education, California State University-Fullerton and he is an editor for the progressive education journal, Rethinking Schools.

Luis Armando Gandin is Professor of Sociology of Education at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects