Teachers as Intellectuals

Toward a Critical Pedagogy of Learning

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Author: Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897891578

Category: Education

Page: 249

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"a book for all practitioners and all members of the greater community. Giroux demands reader involvement, transformation, and empowerment. He helps us understand that the political relationship between schools and society is neither artificial nor neutral nor necessarily negative. Rather, school personnel have a positive and dynamic political role to play." Educational Leadership "We are fortunate to have these ideas expressed so clearly and in one place. It is a very useful book. . . ." Choice "Offers educators ways for reflecting critically on their own practices and the relationship between schools and society." The Educational Digest

What Keeps Teachers Going?

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Author: Sonia Nieto

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807743119

Category: Education

Page: 161

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This book presents teaching as evolution, teaching as autobiography, teaching as love, and asks the question: What keeps teachers going in spite of everything?

Tep Vol 18-N3

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Author: Teacher Education and Practice

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1475819226

Category: Education

Page: 100

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Teacher Education and Practice, a peer-refereed journal, is dedicated to the encouragement and the dissemination of research and scholarship related to professional education. The journal is concerned, in the broadest sense, with teacher preparation, practice and policy issues related to the teaching profession, as well as being concerned with learning in the school setting. The journal also serves as a forum for the exchange of diverse ideas and points of view within these purposes. As a forum, the journal offers a public space in which to critically examine current discourse and practice as well as engage in generative dialogue. Alternative forms of inquiry and representation are invited, and authors from a variety of backgrounds and diverse perspectives are encouraged to contribute. Teacher Education & Practice is published by Rowman & Littlefield.

History of Multicultural Education: Teachers and teacher education

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Author: Carl A. Grant,Thandeka K. Chapman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0805854495

Category: Education

Page: 382

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This benchmark 6-volume set documents, analyzes, and critiques a comprehensive body of research on the history of multicultural education in the U.S. The volumes reflect the tenets of multicultural education, its history, its present, and individuals whose work has contributed significantly to equity and social justice for all citizens. By collecting and providing a framework for key publications spanning the last 30-40 years, this set provides a means of understanding and visualizing the development, implementation, and interpretation of multicultural education in American society. The volumes do not promote any one scholar's or group's vision of multicultural education, but include conflicting ideals that inform multiple interpretations. Each volume contains archival documents organized around a specific theme: Conceptual Frameworks and Curricular Content; Foundations and Stratifications; Instruction and Assessment; Policy and Governance; Students and Student Achievement; Teachers and Teacher Education. The historical time line within each volume illustrates the progression of research and theory on its theme and encourages readers to reflect on the changes in language and thinking concerning educational scholarship in that area.

Kaleidoscope: Contemporary and Classic Readings in Education

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Author: Kevin Ryan,James Cooper

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1426649339

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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This comprehensive collection of high-interest readings drawn from a wide range of sources (contemporary, classic, academic, and popular) is designed to correlate with the goals of Introduction to Education and Foundations in Education courses. Accompanying pedagogical features, such as introductions, focus questions, post-reading notes, discussion questions, and a glossary, engage students and guide them in thinking critically about the readings. The book’s diversity of articles and writers -- from the classic John Dewey and Carl Rogers to the contemporary Diane Ravitch, Elliot Eisner, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Alfie Kohn -- makes it highly flexible and responsive to a broad variety of course needs. Topic areas include students and teachers; schools and instruction; curriculum and standards; foundations, philosophy, and reform; educational technology; and diversity and social issues. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Critical Pedagogy for Social Justice

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Author: John Smyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441127798

Category: Education

Page: 192

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We live in a time when those who wield unrestrained power believe they have the inalienable right to determine the destiny, nature and shape of social institutions like schools. Critical Pedagogy for Social Justice challenges this arrogance by showing how teachers, students, parents, communities, and researchers can develop narratives that amount to working with and for those who are increasingly being silenced, marginalized and excluded. John Smyth sets out to revisit critical pedagogy from a number of key leverage points. The overarching aim of this book is to unmask the deforming and distorting way power operates, while at the same time revealing how a commitment to a more socially just world can exist in the everyday lives and narratives of people who have a passion for transformative possibilities. His clear, concise, and persuasive book is ideal for those who are dissatisfied with the current turn in education and who are seeking an alternative set of views that emerge from the grounded experiences and practices ion schools struggling with the most disadvantaged circumstances.

Teachers as Mediators in the Foreign Language Classroom

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Author: Dr. Michelle Kohler

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783093080

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Language teachers are key figures in preparing young people for participation in an increasingly multilingual and culturally diverse world, yet little is known about how they go about this in practice. This book uses examples of classroom interaction to reveal how teachers of languages act as intercultural mediators and the implications of this for practice. To date, there has been little exploration of how teachers mediate language and culture learning from an intercultural perspective, and what underlies their mediation practices in terms of their conceptions of intercultural language teaching and learning. This book offers an account of what teachers are thinking, feeling and doing as they enact an intercultural perspective on language teaching and learning.

Education Under Siege

The Conservative, Liberal and Radical Debate Over Schooling

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Author: Stanley Aronowitz,Henry A. Giroux

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135785007

Category: Education

Page: 256

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First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

MasterClass in English Education

Transforming Teaching and Learning

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Author: Sue Brindley,Bethan Marshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441196153

Category: Education

Page: 224

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MasterClass in English Education draws on international research and practice to present effective and engaging approaches for English teaching, focusing on the skills, knowledge and understanding needed in the classroom. As well as exploring the key modes of English teaching, reading, writing, speaking and listening, the contributors show how a greater understanding of English can be found through drawing together modalities, for example understanding reading through writing. Case studies and classroom examples ensure that it's easy to understand the relevance of the theory in the classroom and links to research and critical texts support readers to develop practice and their professional voice. Topics covered include: - subject knowledge - curriculum - media and technology - pedagogy MasterClass in English Education will be essential reading for all studying the teaching and learning of English of PGCE and Education MEd/MA courses.

Bringing Memory Forward

Storied Remembrance in Social Justice Education with Teachers

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Author: Teresa Strong-Wilson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820488745

Category: Education

Page: 186

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"Bringing Memory Forward" looks at the application of the method of currere to storied formation. Research tells us that white teachers are among the most recalcitrant of learners when it comes to challenging their own memories and experiences of privilege and race. This book examines how white teachers can recognize and critique their constructions of -difference-, and asks what it is that white teachers are so attached to that makes such critique difficult. The book goes on to discuss the processes that might be set in motion to bring these attachments into question in such a way that the learner (namely, the teacher) does not feel alienated and paralyzed by her -thoughtlessness- but instead is moved to think and act. Through elaborating a method called -bringing memory forward- that emerged from self-study methodologies and a teacher action research project, Teresa Strong-Wilson draws attention to the significance of stories, and critical engagement with stories, in social justice education with teachers."

The Politics of TESOL Education

Writing, Knowledge, Critical Pedagogy

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Author: Vai Ramanathan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415933537

Category: Education

Page: 186

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Located between critical applied linguistics and the study of education, this volume emphasizes the importance of alerting potential (L1 and L2) teachers to the politics of their professional worlds. Vai Ramanathan argues that teachers-in-training can become more reflective and critical if alerted to the political implications of their programs, curricular materials, and methods.

Critical Thinking and Learning

An Encyclopedia for Parents and Teachers

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Author: Danny K. Weil,Joe L. Kincheloe

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313323898

Category: Education

Page: 532

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Examines how critical thinking can be taught in a variety of settings and disciplines.

Promises to Keep

Cultural Studies, Democratic Education, and Public Life

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Author: Greg Dimitriadis,Dennis Carlson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134000944

Category: Education

Page: 328

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This book takes a serious look at the erosion of democratic public life and public education, and offers directions for re-imagining, re-designing, and re-inventing the current system. Bridging the disciplines of film studies, postcolonial studies, curriculum theory, and politics, these essays suggest new possibilities for curriculum, and shed new light on what shape public education could take in coming decades.

Promises to Keep

Cultural Studies, Democratic Education, and Public Life

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Author: Greg Dimitriadis,Dennis Carlson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415944748

Category: Education

Page: 316

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This book takes a serious look at the erosion of democratic public life and public education, and offers directions for re-imagining, re-designing, and re-inventing the current system. Bridging the disciplines of film studies, postcolonial studies, curriculum theory, and politics, these essays suggest new possibilities for curriculum, and shed new light on what shape public education could take in coming decades.

Liberation Theology and Critical Pedagogy in Today's Catholic Schools

Social Justice in Action

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Author: Thomas Oldenski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135620067

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Grounded in the work of liberation theologians, this book considers peace, love and social justice within a democratic curriculum and underscores the importance of integrating critical discourses with Catholic education.

Gender, Race, and the Politics of Role Modelling

The Influence of Male Teachers

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Author: Wayne Martino,Goli Rezai-Rashti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136492852

Category: Education

Page: 286

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This book provides an illuminating account of teachers’ own reflections on their experiences of teaching in urban schools. It was conceived as a direct response to policy-related and media-generated concerns about male teacher shortage and offers a critique of the call for more male role models in elementary schools to address important issues regarding gender, race and the politics of representation. By including the perspectives of minority teachers and students, and by drawing on feminist, queer and anti-racist frameworks, this book rejects the familiar tendency to resort to role modelling as a basis for explaining or addressing boys’ disaffection with schooling. Indeed, the authors argue, on the basis of their research in urban schools in Canada and Australia, that educational policy concerned with male teacher shortage and the plight of disadvantaged minority boys would benefit from engaging with analytic perspectives and empirical literature that takes readers beyond hegemonic discourses of role modelling. A compelling case is presented for the need to disarticulate discourses about role modelling from a politics of representation that is committed to addressing the reality of the impact of racial and structural inequalities on both minority teachers and students’ participation in the education system. The book also provides insight into the persistence of gender inequality as it relates to the status of elementary school teaching as women’s work.

Silenced Voices and Extraordinary Conversations

Re-imagining Schools

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Author: Michelle Fine,Lois Weis

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807742848

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Two noted educators invite new and veteran teachers on an intellectual guided tour through the troubles of bad practice and the delights of good. This volume is a collection of classic essays, as urgently needed now as when they first appeared, on social class, race, gender, and schooling crafted over the course of two decades. The authors invite all of us to take a serious look at the paradox of public education, the ways in which urban schools reproduce social inequalities while, at the same time, serve as sites for learning at its most transformative and compelling. A must-read for all those educators who believe that we can no longer afford to cede this space to policymakers who know little of the life of a classroom, the curiosity of a child, and the moral imperatives of teaching for critical citizenship.

Intercultural Utopias

Public Intellectuals, Cultural Experimentation, and Ethnic Pluralism in Colombia

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Author: Joanne Rappaport

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822387433

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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Although only 2 percent of Colombia’s population identifies as indigenous, that figure belies the significance of the country’s indigenous movement. More than a quarter of the Colombian national territory belongs to indigenous groups, and 80 percent of the country’s mineral resources are located in native-owned lands. In this innovative ethnography, Joanne Rappaport draws on research she has conducted in Colombia over the past decade—and particularly on her collaborations with activists—to explore the country’s multifaceted indigenous movement, which, after almost 35 years, continues to press for rights to live as indigenous people in a pluralistic society that recognizes them as citizens. Focusing on the intellectuals involved in the movement, Rappaport traces the development of a distinctly indigenous modernity in Latin America—one that defies common stereotypes of separatism or a romantic return to the past. As she reveals, this emerging form of modernity is characterized by interethnic communication and the reframing of selectively appropriated Western research methodologies within indigenous philosophical frameworks. Intercultural Utopias centers on southwestern Colombia’s Cauca region, a culturally and linguistically heterogeneous area well known for its history of indigenous mobilization and its pluralist approach to ethnic politics. Rappaport interweaves the stories of individuals with an analysis of the history of the Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca and other indigenous organizations. She presents insights into the movement and the intercultural relationships that characterize it from the varying perspectives of regional indigenous activists, nonindigenous urban intellectuals dedicated to the fight for indigenous rights, anthropologists, local teachers, shamans, and native politicians.

Gramsci and Education

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Author: Carmel Borg,Joseph A. Buttigieg,Peter Mayo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461637074

Category: Education

Page: 344

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Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) is one of the major social and political theorists of the 20th century whose work has had an enormous influence on several fields, including educational theory and practice. Gramsci and Education demonstrates the relevance of Antonio Gramsci's thought for contemporary educational debates. The essays are written by scholars located in different parts of the world, a number of whom are well known internationally for their contributions to Gramscian scholarship and/or educational research. The collection deals with a broad range of topics, including schooling, adult education in general, popular education, workers' education, cultural studies, critical pedagogy, multicultural education, and the role of intellectuals in contemporary society.