Critical Pedagogy: Where Are We Now?
reviewed by Joan Wink & Dawn Wink - January 30, 2008
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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