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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.

Youth, Becoming-American, and Learning the Vietnam War
Youth, becoming-american, and learning the Vietnam war
Mark Helmsing
Setting the Scene: On War

Mr. Reardon teaches US History to students in Grade 9 at Springfield High School, pseudonyms for a teacher and a high school I studied through twice-weekly classroom observations during 2014 in a suburban Midwestern city. The context of my first visit to Mr. Reardon's class was during a lesson on how US citizens were drafted into fighting during the Vietnam War. On the board was the day's agenda and objectives: ‘(1) to learn how the draft worked; (2) to learn how Springfield area young men dealt with it; and (3) to learn how young men's lives were impacted by it'.

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