Critical Education in the New Information Age

Critical Education in the New Information Age

Paperback Critical Perspectives (Paperback)

By (author) Manuel Castells, Introduction by Peter L. McLaren, By (author) Ramon Flecha, By (author) Paulo Freire, By (author) Henry A. Giroux, By (author) Donaldo Macedo, By (author) Paul Willis

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  • Publisher: ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • Format: Paperback | 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 228mm x 14mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0847690105
  • ISBN 13: 9780847690107
  • Edition: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,039,933

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Essays by some of the world's leading educators provide a revolutionary portrait of new ideas and developments in education that can influence the possibility of social and political change. The authors take into account such diverse terrain as feminism, ecology, media, and individual liberty in their pursuit of new ideas that can inform the fundamental practice of education and promote a more humane civil society. The book consolidates recent thinking just as it reflects on emerging new lines of critical theory.

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The authors are among the worldOs most influential educators. They live and teach in the UK, Europe, and the Americas.

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This book brings together a diverse range of papers, all of which are worthy in their own right. -- Gary Pattison Network--Newsletter Of The British Sociological Assn., No.74 A useful collection of articles by some of the most important representatives of 'Critical Pedagogy' ... a valuable source that I would recommend to others to read. -- Paula Allman, University of Nottingham Studies In The Education Of Adults Could well become a classic piece. -- Ralph T. Mason Journal Of Educational Thought(Jet) A clear analysis of the present informational society in which the ability to select and acquire new information is crucial, and the critical perspective needed to create educational proposals that will help move society toward values of equality and solidarity. -- MSG Harvard Educational Review

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Traumatizing Capital: Pedagogy, Politics, and Praxis in the Global Marketplace Chapter 2 Flows, Networks, and Identities: A Critical Theory of the Informational Society Chapter 3 New Educational Inequalities Chapter 4 Education and Community Involvement Chapter 5 Border Youth, Difference, and Postmodern Education Chapter 6 Our Common Culture: A Poisonous Pedagogy Chapter 7 Labour Power, Culture and the Cultural Commodity