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.

It's ‘Reel’ Critical: Media Literacy and Film-based Pedagogy

It's ‘reel’ critical: media literacy and film-based pedagogy
Brian C. Johnson

In an early scene [41:20-42:36] in the 1995 film Dangerous Minds, Louann Johnson (played by Michele Pfeiffer) saves Emilio from being arrested after a fight with another student. She sets Emilio (Wade Dominguez) down in the cafeteria. Johnson seeks to understand Emilio's experience – why he is the way he is – and asks about his family background and history of violence. Emilio retorts – ‘So, now you're gonna try and psychologize me. You're gonna try to figure me out. Let me help you – I come from a broken home and we're poor, alright… I've seen the same fucking movies ...

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