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Critical Pedagogy: Where Are We Now?


reviewed by Joan Wink & Dawn Wink January 30, 2008

coverTitle: Critical Pedagogy: Where Are We Now?
Author(s): Peter McLaren and Joe L. Kincheloe
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, New York
ISBN: 0820481475, Pages: 411, Year: 2007
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Critical pedagogy: Where are we today? edited by Peter McLaren and Joe L. Kincheloe,  illumines the theoretical, pedagogical, and political dimensions of critical pedagogy today. While these complex relationships have been explored in depth previously, McLaren and Kincheloe bring a sense of ~now~ to the foundational knowledge of our understandings of critical pedagogy.  The text is dedicated to Nita Freire and to the birth of the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project. Ana Maria Araújo Freire is featured in the opening, as she paints a realistic picture of the roadblocks, such as neoliberal thinking and globalization of the economy, which try to block the movement of the pedagogy of hope. Kincheloe begins the first section with a detailed theoretical grounding (pp. 36-39) to confront the twenty-first century with action. McLaren opens the final section with a Marxist call to free education and democracy from the control of the market, which... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 30, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14946, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 12:19:43 AM

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  • Joan Wink
    California State University, Stanislaus
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    JOAN WINK is a professor in the College of Education at California State University, Stanislaus. She is the author of Critical Pedagogy: Notes from the Real World; and Joan co-authored A Vision of Vygotsky with LeAnn Putney of UNLV. Dawn and Joan wrote Teaching Passionately: What's Love Got To Do With It? All three of these books are published by Allyn & Bacon. In addition, Joan and Dawn have written and published numerous articles and chapters in the area of teaching and learning.
  • Dawn Wink
    Santa Fe Community College
    DAWN WINK is an assistant professor at Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico. Dawn and Joan wrote Teaching Passionately: What's Love Got To Do With It? In addition, Joan and Dawn have written and published numerous articles and chapters in the area of teaching and learning.
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