Item description for Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism by Peter McLaren & Nathalia Jaramillo...
Written by two leading international exponentsof critical pedagogy, this book is a pioneeringattempt to create a Marxist humanist andfeminist pedagogy for the new century. Criticalpedagogy is discussed as an importantrevolutionary act in bringing about a socialistfuture.
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Studio: Sense Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date May 25, 2007
Publisher Sense Publishers
ISBN 9077874844 ISBN13 9789077874844
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Call for Action Sep 25, 2007
Written by two collaborative leaders in the field of critical pedagogy, Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire: Towards a New Humanism furthers attempts to make the pedagogical more politically informed. The authors' deep personal engagement with the discourse of critical pedagogy creates a work that addresses the ever-shifting realities of the field and schooling itself. Grassroots constituencies have the power to contest curriculum and policies and grassroots education movements are needed across the world. In their visits with radical teachers and scholars in the United States, Canada, and many other parts of the world, the authors have found that capitalism, education, and technology go hand-in-hand. In this book, critical pedagogy is well-argued as a vehicle of great consequence in the construction of a socialist future.
Invigorating!! Sep 21, 2007
Critical, committed, and creative, the emotional and intellectual impact of Peter McLaren and Nathalia Jaramillo's new book is both disorienting and powerful. The collection of essays and the accompanying authors' photo travelogue illuminate the vital struggle for critical educators today in the face of neo-liberal globalization. McLaren and Jaramillo suggest that while critical educators continue to attack standardized testing, pedagogical authoritarianism, rote learning, and the silencing of student voices, they have not overwhelmingly challenged the formal structure of the capitalist system, combating the privatization and businessification of schooling. The task of critical educators today is to work with students to build revolutionary consciousness, never abandoning a vision for the radical transformation of society.
Well Done! Sep 12, 2007
This is an intelligent, passionate and eloquent book. A great resource for understanding marxist humanist philosophy and its relation to educational praxis. It keeps you engaged while challenging previously held thought. Wonderfully thought-provoking. Well Done!
A teacher in the Beautiful Struggle Jul 25, 2007
This is a fabulous book that impassions the heart, inspires the soul and challenges the mind. The authors make explicit the connection between neo liberalism, race, class, religion and critical pedagogy. This book is important because it gives us a blueprint for changing the world through the hearts and minds of students and teachers to build a better world. I love the photos it really humanizes the authors. This is a must read for those who want to do more than perpetuate the status quo through education.
In a time of educational decay, McLaren and Jaramillo's latest book is an eloquent yet incisive effort that offers an unparalleled voice of clarity and hope to critical educators across the globe. Charting the continuing rise of neo-liberal approaches in education, the authors of Pedagogy and Praxis in the Age of Empire provide readers a panoramic view of global capitalism that helps situate projects for educational liberation in the United States within the larger struggle against rampant imperialism, permanent war, and forms of racial and gender oppression. Ranging from the Bush administration's xenophobic response to hurricane Katrina, the imperial occupation of Iraq, corporate media's oligarchic manipulation of public knowledge, and the Right's evangelical political project readers will be able to more accurately map and understand current educational policy such as NCLB within the framework of a broader historical and political context. Particularly timely is McLaren and Jaramillo's analysis of neo-liberal citizenship. As they convincingly point out, the distortion of what democratic citizenship is in the neo-liberal era of public schooling is one of the paramount challenges facing the project of critical pedagogy today. As a pioneer in the field of critical pedagogy McLaren's teaming with co-author Jaramillo, an emerging and powerful new voice from within the educational Left, combines into a powerful blend of critical perspectives that is highly relevant to the contemporary moment of educational crisis. In addition to the incisive analyses, and theoretical clarity, this book is also an aesthetic pleasure, giving a unique visual narrative of the authors' lived political engagement along with the written. This book is sure to be widely discussed and admired within educational theory as well as with educators and scholars across diverse disciplines.