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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.

Part VIII: Communities and Activism

Communities and Activism
Communities and activism

Knowledge is both a public good and a location of power, and educators work at the nexus of these tensions. The birth of public education is entangled with the emergence of the nation state and its interest in creating an educated citizenry. The priorities of a nation could not be left in the hands of private education whether that was expensive secular academies, religious schooling, or family education. Free (or mostly free) education, a system of government tax funded schools, and teacher training was developed as a supportive framework for this system. The focus of the school system, as it was a product of the Enlightenment, was the development of the individual student released from, as Immanuel Kant put ...

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