This volume describes the economic context of the world today, and defines what debtocracy is and what revolutionary education can do about it. It explores how current neo-liberal policies and trends undermine education as a potential site of democratic learning and revolutionary social change. The authors argue that concerned educators no longer have the luxury of intellectual isolation and political inaction but must instead confront the present situation in manifest ways. This requires openly challenging the neoliberal government meddling in educational governance, the massive under-funding of education, and the removal of the institutional control of the educational process. The volume begins by examining debtocracy and reviews the current shift from ideological to repressive enforcement of its policies. We discuss the impact debtocracy has on human rights and social justice, and consider ways to restore thick democracy through education and revolutionary pedagogy.
CriticalService Learning as a Revolutionary Pedagogy
This volume will be a valuable resource to instructors who teach in the fields of teacher education, social studies, educational leadership, social work, social, cultural and philosophical foundations of education, sociology, political science, and global studies as well as their students. Due to the volume’s international focus, we also expect that it will purchased by a large number of university libraries, researchers, educators and others in a number of countries.
This ground-breaking text explores the intersection between dominant modes of critical educational theory and the socio-political landscape of American Indian education. The proposed new Red Pedagogy is an insurgent but poetic vision for education, one that is dedicated to the principles of sovereignty, emancipation and equity-for all human beings and the rest of nature.
Critical Theories Radical Pedagogies and Global Conflicts
We are living in a time of resurgent global conflicts and imperialistic tensions-a time in which many children are being left behind by school systems that appear more concerned with developing accountability schemes and standardized models of testing than with defending the right of every child to have access to a good education. The efforts of countless teachers, activists, and families working and living in poor areas around the world are labeled as failures, entirely discredited on the basis of their expendability in relation to capital gains, or simply ignored. In response to these oppressive and challenging conditions, this book's contributors-a group of committed educators and activists working in an ethos of solidarity across geopolitical and geographical borders-have advanced arguments and strategies that link educational transformation to the larger struggle to transform oppressive social relations. In a clear attempt to move beyond both nostalgia and romanticism, Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Global Conflicts draws from a range of viewpoints-conceptual and thematic, transnational and crosscultural, First World and Third World-to articulate new directions for teachers and activists working to demonstrate that another education, and indeed, another world, is possible.
Journal of Critical Inquiry Into Curriculum and Instruction
A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies on Education and Society Series Editor: Curry Stephenson Malott, Queens College/CUNY This volume will be a valuable resource to instructors who teach in the fields of teacher education, social studies, educational leadership, social work, social, cultural and philosophical foundations of education, sociology, political science, and global studies as well as their students. Due to the volume's international focus, we also expect that it will purchased by a large number of university libraries, researchers, educators and others in a number of countries.