Why critical pedagogy and popular education matter today

Amsler, Sarah and Canaan, Joyce and Cowden, Stephen and Motta, Sara and Singh, Gurnam (2010) Why critical pedagogy and popular education matter today. Higher Education Academy: Centre for Sociology, Anthropology & Politics. ISBN 1902191404

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Abstract

Few today doubt that English Higher Education (HE), like the wider world in which it is located, is in crisis. This is, in part, an economic crisis, as the government response to the current recession seems to be that of introducing the kind of neoliberal ‘shock doctrine’ or ‘shock therapy’ that previously resulted in swingeing cuts in public services in Southern nations. Our aim in producing this volume is that these contributions help develop a collective response to the seeming limits of these conditions. We view the strength of these contributions in part as providing palpable evidence of how we and our colleagues are acting with critical hope under current conditions so that we might encourage others to work with us to build, together, more progressive formal and informal education systems that address and seek to redress multiple injustices of the world today.

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Additional Information:Few today doubt that English Higher Education (HE), like the wider world in which it is located, is in crisis. This is, in part, an economic crisis, as the government response to the current recession seems to be that of introducing the kind of neoliberal ‘shock doctrine’ or ‘shock therapy’ that previously resulted in swingeing cuts in public services in Southern nations. Our aim in producing this volume is that these contributions help develop a collective response to the seeming limits of these conditions. We view the strength of these contributions in part as providing palpable evidence of how we and our colleagues are acting with critical hope under current conditions so that we might encourage others to work with us to build, together, more progressive formal and informal education systems that address and seek to redress multiple injustices of the world today.
Keywords:critical pedagogy, popular education, social change, bmjlink
Subjects:X Education > X350 Academic studies in Adult Education
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
X Education > X341 Academic studies in Further Education
X Education > X300 Academic studies in Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:4976
Deposited By: Sarah Amsler
Deposited On:28 Mar 2012 21:31
Last Modified:30 Mar 2012 08:36

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