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This text offers a unique introduction to the contemporary field of "critical pedagogy." Provides a provocative investigation of the political, social, and economic factors underlying classroom practices. Excerpts from the author's bestselling work, Cries from the Corridor: The New Suburban Ghetto, are included. Includes a presentation and analysis of social problems, and theoretical framework for formulating potential solutions (Part 3, 4). The new edition also includes a new essay on race, a chapter on the social construction of whiteness, as well as new statistics relative to American public schooling.
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This text is a provocative investigation of the political, social, and economic factors underlying classroom practices, offering a unique introduction to the contemporary field of critical pedagogy.
Life in Schools features excerpts from the author's best-selling work, Cries from the Corridor: The New Suburban Ghetto. The text provokes analytic discussion of social problems and a theoretical framework for formulating potential solutions (Parts III & IV). It also includes a new discussion of race and class, a chapter on the social construction of whiteness, and a new chapter that challenges current domestic and foreign policies of the current White House administration (including the No Child Left Behind Act) and their impact upon American public schooling.
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Peter McLaren is known worldwide in the education and social justice community. He is Professor of Urban Schooling at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. As a ‘philosopher of praxis’ and social and political activist, he is considered one of the primary architects of what has come to be known as critical pedagogy. An award winning author and editor, Professor McLaren has published over forty books on a wide range of educational subjects. He lectures worldwide and his works have been translated into fifteen languages. Professor McLaren is the inaugural recipient of the Paulo Freire Social Justice Award from Chapman University. His work has been the subject of numerous international conferences and recently a group of educators in Mexico established La Fundacion McLaren de Pedagogia Critica in order to advance the work of critical pedagogy throughout the Americas. Life in Schools was recently named by an international panel of experts as one of the world’s twelve most important educational texts.
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Book Description Longman, 1989. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110582286832
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