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Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education

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This text is a provocative investigation of the political, social, and economic factors underlying classroom practices, offering a unique introduction to the contemporary field of critical pedagogy. Life in Schools features excerpts from the author's best-selling work, Cries from the Corridor: The New Suburban Ghetto. The text provokes analytic discussion of social problem ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Allyn & Bacon (first published 1989)
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J-Lynn
This is a radical view of education written by a radical critical pedagogue. McLaren uses journal entries of his own teaching journey to demonstrate the state of education in America, especially the inequities of education for economically disadvantaged students. He deconstructs institutional oppression and unspoken power structures found in the public schools.

Paying close attention to social stratifications such as class and race, McLaren introduces the concepts of critical pedagogy from theor
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Fred R
To be honest I'm still a little shocked at how politicized the education sector is.

Additionally, I feel like there's a real disconnect between the obvious lessons one would draw from the personal experiences as a teacher that open the book and the conclusions he draws near the end.
Nico
Dec 31, 2012 Nico added it
McLaren is a revolutionary educator. There's something here for both the casual reader and for the budding teacher/educational theorists. It's like Kaufman's "Up The Down Staircase", but more contemporary. You can't read it and not have sympathy for teachers.
Aaron Fowles
A great channel through which critical pedagogy can travel to urban schools in North America.
Meg
I read specifically the article Critical Pedagogy: A Look at the Major Concepts.
Cat Clara
I heart you, Peter McLaren
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Professor in the Division of Urban Schooling, the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (United States). He is the author and editor of forty-five books and hundreds of scholarly articles and chapters. His writings have been translated into 20 languages.

He is known as one of the leading architects of critical pedagogy and for his scholarly writ
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