1st Edition

Unauthorized Methods Strategies for Critical Teaching

Edited By Shirley Steinberg, Joe L. Kincheloe Copyright 1998

    This work makes accessible and practicable some of the best theoretical innovation in critical pedagogy of the last decade. Issues of knowledge are explored as the authors consider how an integration of popular culture and cultural studies into the lesson plan can enrich and re-invigorate the learning experience. These essays, ranging widely in topic and educational level, are based in theory but are practice-oriented. In translating this theory, the contributors provide educators with techniques which will inform rather than oppress classroom skills.

    Chapter I Joe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg -- Lesson Plans from the Outer Limits: Unauthorized Methods PART I: FROM THEORY . . . Chapter II Ivor F. Goodson -- Towards an Alternative Pedagogy Chapter III Kathleen S. Berry -- Nurturing the Imagination of Resistance: Young Adults as Creators of Knowledge PART II: TO PRACTICE . . . Chapter IV Karen Anijar with Joshuea Anijar, Ronald Gonzales and Lana Krievis -- Gorillas . . .Oops: Guerrillas in our Midst--(RE)dux: Kitchen Knowledge Chapter V Nina Zaragoza and Marge Scardina -- The Critical Transformation of a Special Education Classroom: A Beginning Teacher Puts Theory into Practice Chapter VI Timothy A. Dohrer -- A Textbook for Everyone: Balancing Canons and Culture in English Textbooks Chapter VII Ann Watts Pailliotet -- Deep Viewing: A Critical Look at Visual Texts Chapter VIII Ladi Semali -- Still Crazy After All of These Years: Teaching Critical Media Literacy Chapter XI Lourdes Diaz Soto -- Bilingual Education in America: In Search of Equity and Social Justice Chapter X Dennis E. Fehr -- Innovative Pedagogy in Art Education Chapter XI David B. Pushkin -- Teacher Says: Simon Says--Dualism in Science Learning Chapter XII Peter M. Appelbaum -- Teaching/Learning Mathematics in School Chapter XIII John A. Weaver and Karen Grindall -- Surfing and Getting Wired in a Fifth Grade Classroom: Critical Pedagogical Methods and Techno-Culture Chapter XIV Patrick Slattery and Rebecca McElfresh Spehler -- Teachers and Administrators: A Vision of Prophetic Practice


    Studies and Pedagogy at Penn State University. Shirley R. Steinberg is Assistant Professor at Adelphi University. They have published widely and are editors of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education.

    "Unauthorized Methods directs readers toward the promise of social justice and genuine democracy embodied in critical classroom methods and praxis. The collected works are a veritable feast of hope, help, and useful strategies." -- Yvonna S. Lincoln, Professor of Higher Education, Texas A&M University
    "Provocative, accessible, multidisciplinary..." -- William F. Pinar, St. Bernard Parish Alumni Endowed Professor, Louisiana State University