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This extensive Handbook brings together different aspects of critical pedagogy with the aim of opening up a clear international conversation on the subject, as well as pushing the boundaries of current understanding by extending the notion of a pedagogy to multiple pedagogies and perspectives. Bringing together a group of contributing authors from around the globe, the chapters will provide a unique approach and insight to the discipline by crossing a range of disciplines and articulating both philosophical and social common themes. The chapters will be organised across three volumes and twelve core thematic sections: Section 1: Reading Paulo Freire; Section 2: Social Theories; Section 3: Key Figures in Critical Pedagogy; Section 4: Global Perspectives; Section 5: Indigenous Ways of Knowing; Section 6: Education and Praxis; Section 7: Teaching and Learning; Section 8: Communities and Activism; Section 9: Communication and Media; Section 10: Arts and Aesthetics; Section 11: Critical Youth Studies; and Section 12: Science, Ecology and Wellbeing. The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines including education, health, sociology, anthropology and development studies.

Critical Pedagogy Beyond the Human
Critical pedagogy beyond the human
Nathan Snaza

As Elizabeth Ellsworth noted three decades ago, critical pedagogy's most enduring goals – ‘critical democracy, individual freedom, social justice, and social change’ – ‘operate at a high level of abstraction’ (1989: 300). For those of us in classrooms at the P–12 or university levels, or working in non-school sites of educational praxis, the difficulty of critical pedagogy is to think and live together in such a way that these goals don't ‘give the illusion of equality while in fact leaving the authoritarian nature of the teacher/student relationship intact’ (ibid.: 306). This means, as Ellsworth notes in considerable detail, shifting our focus from abstractions that often serve as an alibi ...

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