Beyond Critique: Exploring Critical Social Theories and Education

Beyond Critique: Exploring Critical Social Theories and Education

By: Kafi Kumasi (author), Christopher Hanks (author), Bradley A. Levinson (author), Joseph Link (author), Jacob P. K. Gross (author), Julia Heimer Dadds (author)Paperback

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This book introduces educational practitioners, students, and scholars to the people, concepts, questions, and concerns that make up the field of critical social theory. It guides readers into a lively conversation about how education can and does contribute to reinforcing or challenging relations of domination in the modern era. Written by a group of experienced educators and scholars, in an engaging style, Critical Social Theories and Education introduces and explains the preeminent thinkers and traditions in critical social theory, and discusses the primary strands of educational research and thought that have been informed and influenced by them.

About Author

Bradley Levinson is Associate Professor of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. Jacob P. K. Gross, Ph.D. in history, philosophy, and policy studies in education, with a concentration in higher education, from Indiana University, is a policy and planning research analyst with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. He also collaborates with the Project on Academic Success at Indiana University on several projects, leading the project on student flow. Christopher Hanks, Ph.D. in philosophy of education at Indiana University, is assistant professor of education at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. His work focuses on epistemology, theories of the mind, education as cultivation of the self, and cosmopolitan education, and he has published in the journal Educational Theory and Philosophy of Education, the annual volume of the Philosophy of Education Society. Julia Heimer Dadds, Ph.D. candidate in curriculum studies at Indiana University, has a lifetime of nonprofit work with children and families in poverty, people with disabilities, and the elderly, including seven years as a Head Start program director. She currently works as a board member for Community Justice and Mediation and for the Youth Services Bureau of Bloomington, Indiana. Kafi Kumasi, Ph.D. in curriculum studies from Indiana University, is an assistant professor of library and information science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Her teaching and research interests center on school library media issues, particularly critical and sociocultural approaches to adolescent literacy education and library services. Joseph Link is studying for the Ph.D. in the history of education at Indiana University. For many years he has directed a nonprofit program for disability services and taught at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  • ISBN13: 9781594518584
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781594518584
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 1594518580

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