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A Critical Examination of Neo-Marxist and Postmodernist Theories as Applied to Education


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Critical Theory and the Postmodern Theories have had a major influence upon educational discourse for over a century. Their significance for education can be most readily seen in Critical Pedagogies, which offer valuable criticism of both the aims and methodologies of existing educational systems. They also offer suggestions towards the creation of revolutionary and transformative forms of counter-education. Although all critical pedagogies share common foundations, there are significant differences between them, both in their critical language and in their aims. This book examines Neo-Marxist, Postmodern, Postcolonial and Multicultural pedagogies. It highlights the promise that these pedagogies hold for the possibility of a more human and just education. It also reveals how all too often these pedagogies tend to only partially represent and sometimes contradict the philosophical foundations on which they are based; how in their quest for a just society they run the danger of creating education, which is in itself oppressive. This book suggests that Critical Pedagogies' current application of Critical Theory and Postmodern Theories may often be flawed, and their resultant approach to counter-education problematic. However, it does not suggest that they should be abandoned or dismissed as irrelevant. Instead, it offers some starters for research, which may lead, in the end, to their being a part of a safer and non-oppressive counter-education. Critical Theory and the Postmodern Theories have had a major influence upon educational discourse for over a century. Their significance for education can be most readily seen in Critical Pedagogies, which offer valuable criticism of both the aims and methodologies of existing educational systems. They also offer suggestions towards the creation of revolutionary and transformative forms of counter-education. Although all critical pedagogies share common foundations, there are significant differences between them, both in their critical language and in their aims. This book examines Neo-Marxist, Postmodern, Postcolonial and Multicultural pedagogies. It highlights the promise that these pedagogies hold for the possibility of a more human and just education. It also reveals how all too often these pedagogies tend to only partially represent and sometimes contradict the philosophical foundations on which they are based; how in their quest for a just society they run the danger of creating education, which is in itself oppressive. This book suggests that Critical Pedagogies` current application of Critical Theory and Postmodern Theories may often be flawed, and their resultant approach to counter-education problematic. However, it does not suggest that they should be abandoned or dismissed as irrelevant. Instead, it offers some starters for research, which may lead, in the end, to their being a part of a safer and non-oppressive counter-education.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 Critical Theory, Postmodernism and Critical pedagogies 1.2 Education as an agency of reproduction 1.3 Critical pedagogies - Counter-education or new forms of oppression 2 From agents of reproduction to agents of change 2.1 The teacher as an agent of political change 2.2 The feminist pedagogies 2.3 The human as wholeness in critical pedagogy 3 In consideration of the subject 3.1 The humanist subject in Neo-Marxist pedagogy 3.2 The none-subject in postmodern pedagogies 3.3 Can these perceptions of the Subject contribute to a liberating education? 4 Capitalist oppression as portrayed in Neo-Marxist pedagogies 4.1 Visions of liberation in Neo-Marxist pedagogies 5 Oppression and liberation in postcolonial discourse 5.1 Perceptions of oppression in postcolonial theory 5.2 Perceptions of liberation in postcolonial theories 6 Multicultural oppression and the possibility of liberation in postmodern pedagogies 6.1 Perspectives of liberation in Postmodern Multiculturalism 6.2 The postmodern pessimistic approach 6.3 The postmodern utopian approach 7 Can Neo-Marxist and postmodern pedagogies truly "liberate"? 7.1 The Neo-Marxist pedagogies 7.2 The postmodern pedagogies 8 Epilogue - steps toward a future possibility 8.1 Lack of current understanding of the global context and the subject's possibilities 8.2 The contradiction between political goals and subject autonomy 8.3 Critical pedagogies' perception of the future 8.4 An open dialogue toward the creation of a humanized future education
EAN: 9783830927983
ISBN: 3830927983
Untertitel: 'European Studies in Education'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Waxmann Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2012
Seitenanzahl: 130 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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