Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice (Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Curriculum Studies)

4.12 avg rating
( 51 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415802215: Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice (Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Curriculum Studies)

The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it really mean to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects, Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different subject areas. Connecting practice to theory through new pedagogical elements, the revised edition of this bestselling text features:

    • A new and timely preface that considers the possibilities of anti-oppressive teaching and teaching for social justice in the face of increasing pressure from both the Right and the Left to accept neoliberal school reform policies.
    • End of chapter questions that enhance comprehension of arguments, help concretize abstract ideas into classroom practice, and encourage critique.
    • A sampling of print and online resources that will inspire students to further their social justice education

The new pedagogical components of the revised edition will offer K-12 teachers and teacher educators the tools they need to teach against their common sense assumptions and continue the evolution of social justice in education.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Kevin K. Kumashiro is an Associate Professor and Chair of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is also the founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education.

Review:

Praise for previous edition:

"Rarely does a book have the ability to capture the wide audience within the field of education; however, teachers, teacher educators, and researchers alike will find Against Common Sense a thoughtful and applicable volume." --Harvard Educational Review


"This book is an insightful and provocative must-read for all pre-service teachers, teacher educators, in-service teachers, and graduate students implementing teacher education programs. Too bad it wasn't written sooner."  --Radical Teacher

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kevin K. Kumashiro
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415802210 ISBN 13: 9780415802215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0415802210

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 107.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kumashiro, Kevin
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415802210 ISBN 13: 9780415802215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - 142pp - This title is now printed on demand - please allow an added 2-3 weeks for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 1992374

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 137.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

KUMASHIRO, KEVIN.
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415802210 ISBN 13: 9780415802215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780415802215 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0206514

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 164.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kumashiro, Kevin K./ Ladson-Billings, Gloria (Foreward By)/ Pinar, William F. (Afterword)
Published by Routledge (2009)
ISBN 10: 0415802210 ISBN 13: 9780415802215
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. revised edition. 137 pages. 9.25x6.25x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0415802210

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 175.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds