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Critical Social Thought

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  1. The Political Classroom

    Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education

    By Diana E. Hess, Paula McAvoy

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Helping students develop their ability to deliberate political questions is an essential component of democratic education, but introducing political issues into the classroom is pedagogically challenging and raises ethical dilemmas for teachers. Diana E. Hess and Paula McAvoy argue that teachers...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Radical Possibilities

    Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement, 2nd Edition

    By Jean Anyon

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    The core argument of Jean Anyon’s classic Radical Possibilities is deceptively simple: if we do not direct our attention to the ways in which federal and metropolitan policies maintain the poverty that plagues communities in American cities, urban school reform as currently conceived is ...

    Published March 5th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Exploring Race in Predominantly White Classrooms

    Scholars of Color Reflect

    Edited by George Yancy, Maria del Guadalupe Davidson

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring with them a number of pedagogic...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Educating Activist Allies

    Social Justice Pedagogy with the Suburban and Urban Elite

    By Katy M. Swalwell

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Educating Activist Allies offers a fresh take on critical education studies through an analysis of social justice pedagogy in schools serving communities privileged by race and class. By documenting the practices of socially committed teachers at an urban private academy and a suburban public...

    Published March 21st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Critical Pedagogy and Social Change

    Critical Analysis on the Language of Possibility

    By Seehwa Cho

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    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...

    Published October 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Act Your Age!

    A Cultural Construction of Adolescence, 2nd Edition

    By Nancy Lesko

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Are our current ways of talking about "the problem of adolescence" really that different than those of past generations? For the past decade, Act Your Age! has provided a provocative and now classic analysis of the accepted ways of viewing teens. By employing a groundbreaking "history of the...

    Published March 20th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Learning to Liberate

    Community-Based Solutions to the Crisis in Urban Education

    By Vajra Watson

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Few problems in education are as pressing as the severe crisis in urban schools. Though educators have tried a wide range of remedies, dismal results persist. This is especially true for low-income youth of color, who drop out of school—and into incarceration—at extremely high rates. The dual...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Critical Curriculum Studies

    Education, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing

    By Wayne Au

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Critical Curriculum Studies offers a novel framework for thinking about how curriculum relates to students’ understanding of the world around them. Wayne Au brings together curriculum theory, critical educational studies, and feminist standpoint theory with practical examples of teaching for social...

    Published July 26th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The New Political Economy of Urban Education

    Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the City

    By Pauline Lipman

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Urban education and its contexts have changed in powerful ways. Old paradigms are being eclipsed by global forces of privatization and markets and new articulations of race, class, and urban space. These factors and more set the stage for Pauline Lipman's insightful analysis of the relationship...

    Published March 20th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Controversy in the Classroom

    The Democratic Power of Discussion

    By Diana E. Hess

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    In a conservative educational climate that is dominated by policies like No Child Left Behind, one of the most serious effects has been for educators to worry about the politics of what they are teaching and how they are teaching it. As a result, many dedicated teachers choose to avoid...

    Published March 22nd 2009 by Routledge