- Subject index
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.
Chapter 75: Teaching Social Justice
Teaching Social Justice
Good morning class. Today we will start changing the world and making our society more pleasant, egalitarian and just. The classroom, in the eyes of critical pedagogy, is an arena for social change, led by the teacher in cooperation with the students and the community as a whole. Education is a political act, an act that in its current form maintains the existing social structure (Freire, 1993). A structure compounded of a variety of economic classes, identities, nationalities and genders. Changing the existing social structure requires changing the power relations between those groups. For education to become a tool for social change, creating a more egalitarian society, it must address changing ...