Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice (2nd Revised edition)

Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice (2nd Revised edition)

By: Kevin K. Kumashiro (author), William F. Pinar (contributor), Gloria Ladson-Billings (foreword_author)Paperback

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The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it really mean to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects, Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different subject areas. Connecting practice to theory through new pedagogical elements, the revised edition of this bestselling text features: * A new and timely preface that considers the possibilities of anti-oppressive teaching and teaching for social justice in the face of increasing pressure from both the Right and the Left to accept neoliberal school reform policies. * End of chapter questions that enhance comprehension of arguments, help concretize abstract ideas into classroom practice, and encourage critique. * A sampling of print and online resources that will inspire students to further their social justice education The new pedagogical components of the revised edition will offer K-12 teachers and teacher educators the tools they need to teach against their common sense assumptions and continue the evolution of social justice in education.

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Kevin K. Kumashiro is an Associate Professor and Chair of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He is also the founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education.


Foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings Introduction to the Revised Edition Part I: Movements toward Anti-Oppressive Teacher Education 1. Three Teacher Images in U.S. Teacher-Education Programs 2. Preparing Teachers for Crisis: A Sample Lesson 3. Preparing Teachers for Uncertainty: A Sample Lesson 4. Preparing Teachers for Healing: A Conversation with Buddhism 5. Preparing Teachers for Activism: A Reflection on Things Queer Part II: Preparing Anti-Oppressive Teachers in Six Disciplines 6. Examples from Social Studies 7. Examples from English Literature 8. Examples from Music 9. Examples from "Foreign" Languages 10. Examples from the Natural Sciences 11. Examples from Mathematics Conclusion: With Hope Afterword by William F. Pinar

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  • publication date: 20/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780415802222
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780415802222
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 0415802229
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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