Critical Pedagogy and Social Change (Critical Social Thought)

3.4 avg rating
( 5 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415886116: Critical Pedagogy and Social Change (Critical Social Thought)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

At its core, the main goal of critical pedagogy is deceptively simple―to construct schools and education as agents of change. While noble and ambitious, it is not always realistic in a climate of increased commodification, privatization of schooling, and canned curriculum. By assuming rather than articulating its own possibilities, critical pedagogy literature itself is often its own worst enemy in its call for transformation. With such challenges from both within and without, is the idea of liberatory pedagogy for social change out of reach or can critical educators really achieve the rather high call for social change? What alternative visions of schooling does critical pedagogy truly offer against the mainstream pedagogy? In short, what are the political projects of critical pedagogy?

This powerful and accessible text breaks with tradition by teasing out mere assumptions, and provides a concrete illustration and critique of today’s critical pedagogy. Veteran teacher educator Seehwa Cho begins the book with an engaging overview of the history of critical pedagogy and a clear, concise breakdown of key concepts and terms. Not content to hide behind rhetoric, Cho forces herself and the reader to question the most basic assumptions of critical pedagogy, such as what a vision of social change really means. After a thoughtful and pithy analysis of the politics, possibilities and agendas of mainstream critical pedagogy, Cho takes the provocative step of arguing that these dominant discourses are ultimately what stifle the possibility for true social change. Without focusing on micro-level approaches to alternatives, Cho concludes by laying out some basic principles and future directions for critical pedagogy.

Both accessible and provocative, Critical Pedagogy and Social Change is a significant contribution to the debates over critical pedagogy and a fresh, much-needed examination of teaching and learning for social justice in the classroom and community beyond.

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

About the Author:

Seehwa Cho is Associate Professor of Teacher Education, University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, USA.

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

List Price: US$ 53.95
US$ 55.90

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780415886109: Critical Pedagogy and Social Change: Critical Analysis on the Language of Possibility (Critical Social Thought)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0415886104 ISBN 13:  9780415886109
Publisher: Routledge, 2012
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cho, Seehwa
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415886112 ISBN 13: 9780415886116
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3436297

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 55.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Seehwa Cho
Published by Routledge 2012-10-03 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0415886112 ISBN 13: 9780415886116
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)

Book Description Routledge 2012-10-03, 2012. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-TNFPD-00038742

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.75
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

CHO, SEEHWA.
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0415886112 ISBN 13: 9780415886116
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Paperback. Condition: NEW. 9780415886116 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0180376

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 56.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.09
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Cho, Seehwa (Author)
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0415886112 ISBN 13: 9780415886116
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 216 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __0415886112

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 57.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.46
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Seehwa Cho
Published by Routledge (2012)
ISBN 10: 0415886112 ISBN 13: 9780415886116
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Routledge, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0415886112n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 197.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds