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Education, Politics and Public Life

Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times

Hope and Possibilities

Editors: Macrine, Sheila L. (Ed.)

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  • Brings together internationally leading scholars to critically analyze the relationships among education and neoliberal and neoconservative policy efforts efforts to destabilize schools, universities and other state apparatuses 
  • Includes new contributions from scholars across varied fields such as Psychology, Educational Policy, and Feminist theory
  • Introduces readers to concepts of ‘banking’ education, dialogue, subjectivity, praxis, and critical consciousness
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This edited volume, now in its second edition, brings together the some of the most important figures in the evolution of Critical Pedagogy and a number of up-and-coming scholars. Together they provide comprehensive analyses related to the struggles against the triangulation of Neoliberalism, Conservatism, and Nationalism, not just in education but in all of social life, through the democratizing forces of critical pedagogy. Its re-release coincides with the 50th anniversary of the publication of Paulo Freire’s landmark publication, Pedagogy of the Oppressed. The second edition has been updated with a majority of new chapters to address the current political shifts that have hastened erosion of the public sphere and public education today.  These critical pedagogues show how neoliberal attacks can be collectively resisted, challenged, and eradicated especially by those of us teaching in schools and universities.

About the authors

Sheila L. Macrine is a Professor in the Department of STEM Education and Teacher Development at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA. 

Reviews

Advance praise for the second edition:

“This extraordinary collection combines the voices of some of the most critical, reflexive, and revolutionary voices of our time, both seasoned and evolving, of Critical Pedagogy. In its pages, we find the pedagogies of hope needed to challenge what Macrine calls ‘the threatening triangulation of Neoliberalism, Conservatism, and Nationalism’; and find a vision for democratic education that can create a world of love and dignity for all. With much needed boldness and daring we are called upon and inspired to be more courageous and more committed in our quest for freedom.” —Lilia D. Monzó, Associate Professor, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA, and author of A Revolutionary Subject: Pedagogy of Women of Color and Indigeneity

“Sheila Macrine has facilitated an assemblage of the elders of Critical Pedagogy and up-and-coming scholars who usher us through the socio/political thin ice of our era.  Paulo Freire reminded us to create our future by understanding what we cannot do in our present…the authors of this book help us to commit to what is possible. This volume enables us to move from the shock and trauma of the present to the critical activism needed to create a better world for future generations.” —Shirley R. Steinberg, Werklund Research Professor of Critical Youth Studies, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada

“At a time in education where more than twenty years of neoliberal education policies have influenced global education systems which rank, assess, and categorize students according to their abilities, books such as a this one are needed now more than ever before. This book is conceptually sophisticated and rigorous, with contributions from leading critical pedagogy scholars–a must for students and educators who are interested in the language of possibility, democratic education, and social change.” —Trace Ollis, Senior Lecturer of Applied Learning, Professional Studies, and Training, School of Education, Deakin University, Australia

“The second edition of this important volume adds updated, multi-dimensional, and insightful layers to the critical pedagogical experience, which is lived out increasingly through the eyes, hearts, minds, and souls of scholars and activists around the world, even if it seems (normatively) dislocated from the central focus of many educational journals, conferences, and debates. Critical pedagogy is now more mature, anchored, theorized and integrated into diverse fields, disciplines, perspectives and movements, and this is wonderfully captured throughout this volume. Bringing together many of the seminal figures in critical pedagogy, framed in a nuanced and prescient way by Sheila Macrine, this book presents a state-of-the-art synthesis of many of the key considerations facing education and our diverse societies at this time.” —Paul R. Carr, Professor, Department of Education, University of Quebec Outaouais, Canada

“In these desperate times, this edited volume offers hope and direction. The chapters have been carefully selected and organized so that they build on and speak to each other resulting in a book that is more than a sum of its parts. In particular, the authors connect the global north with the global south creating ‘a critical pedagogy of the global.’ This is a book to read and reread.” —David W. Hursh, Professor, Warmer Graduate School of Education, University of Rochester, USA


Praise for the first edition: "It stands as a testament to the quality and contribution of the book that the most compelling criticism to level is to ask for more, please. In Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times: Hope and Possibilities, Sheila Macrine has compiled an important resource that illuminates and inspires in equal measure." —Teachers College Record

"This important book presents unique and pragmatic ways of resisting the oppressive dimensions of the political and educational status quo, while developing our social and educational imagination. Such an imagination - one that exists in the individual and collective intelligence of dedicated peoples and groups around the world - can change the world in general and education in particular." —Joe L. Kincheloe, Founder, The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy

"At a time when the ruinous results of dominant neo-liberal policies are becoming increasingly clear, Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times offers the activist educator a cogent analysis of recent educational trends as well as useful suggestions for finding a way forward." —Patricia H. Hinchey, Associate Professor of Education, Penn State University

"When education is increasingly reduced to test scores, this book reminds us what education can be for and how pedagogy can be practiced. The authors' critique of the present system and description of what might be will strengthen the reader in working for a democratic society and schools." —David Hursh, Associate Professor, University of Rochester

"With this book, many of us can more critically read the word and the world in which both our students and ourselves live and learn, an existence characterized by a deepening 'culture of terror' and a 'terror of dissent'... The most effective use of this book is perhaps to affirm the many local expressions of oppression teachers experience daily and to provide context for their critical intuitions that markets and democratic education may be incompatible." —Terrenda C. White, Teachers College

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-15

    Macrine, Sheila L.

  • The Ghost of Fascism and in the Post-truth Era

    Pages 17-31

    Giroux, Henry A.

  • Critical Pedagogy in Difficult Times

    Pages 33-43

    Mayo, Peter

  • Conscientizaçao

    Pages 45-70

    Darder, Antonia

  • Critical Pedagogy Against the Privatization of Culture and Politics: “Privilege-Checking,” “Virtue-Signaling,” and “Safe Spaces”

    Pages 71-79

    Saltman, Kenneth J.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Pedagogy in Uncertain Times
Book Subtitle
Hope and Possibilities
Editors
  • Sheila L. Macrine
Series Title
Education, Politics and Public Life
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39808-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39808-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-39807-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXI, 258
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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