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The Critical Pedagogy Reader


reviewed by Adrienne D. Dixson 2004

coverTitle: The Critical Pedagogy Reader
Author(s): Antonia Darder, Rodolfo D. Torres & Marta Baltodano (Editors)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415922615 , Pages: 304, Year: 2002
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Many a thoughtful and committed educator has sought ways to address persistent societal inequity that is quite often insidiously reproduced in schools. The Critical Pedagogy Reader, edited by Antonia Darder, Maria Baltodano and Rodolfo D. Torres, represents the significant scholarship that has helped to shape and define what has been offered as a way to imagine and enact transformational strategies that resist the inequity reproduced through schooling practices and policies. The editors provide an informative and thorough introduction that traces the origins of critical pedagogy, including the influence of Gramsci, Foucault, and Freire as well as an insightful discussion on the philosophical principles that undergird critical pedagogy. To conclude the introduction, and in keeping with the philosophical principles of critical pedagogy, the editors acknowledge its limitations that span gender and feminism, language and access, and race and ethnicity. Readers who are novices to critical theory and/or are unfamiliar with foundational principles of critical pedagogy, but who have no doubt been exposed to the influential scholarship of many of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 5, 2004, p. 1001-1004
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11212, Date Accessed: 5/25/2017 4:07:19 PM

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  • Adrienne Dixson
    North Carolina State University
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    ADRIENNE D. DIXSON is an assistant professor of Middle Grades and Social Studies Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at North Carolina State University. Her research interests include, Black feminist pedagogy, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, African-centered curriculum, and the socio-cultural context of schooling.
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