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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.

Poverty and Equality in Early Childhood Education
Poverty and equality in early childhood education
Concepción Sánchez-Blanco
Introduction

In Spain, as in the rest of Europe and the world, families fall victim to the injustices of a global capitalist system that is founded on social Darwinism. The financial problems experienced by families as a result of structural unemployment and/or unstable employment undermine their well-being and their ability to meet their most basic needs. Often, the neoliberal policies supposedly designed to alleviate recessionary suffering have divided the poor and set communities against each other in the scramble for ever more limited financial supports. In public education, underprivileged children from different social groups find themselves at greater risk of conflict owing to competition between families ...

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