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Empowering Education : Critical Teaching for Social Change - Ira Shor

Empowering Education

Critical Teaching for Social Change

By: Ira Shor

Paperback Published: 1st January 1992
ISBN: 9780226753577
Number Of Pages: 294

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Ira Shor is a pioneer in the field of critical education who for over twenty years has been experimenting with learning methods. His work creatively adapts the ideas of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire for North American classrooms. In "Empowering Education" Shor offers a comprehensive theory and practice for critical pedagogy.
For Shor, empowering education is a student-centered, critical and democratic pedagogy for studying any subject matter and for self and social change. It takes shape as a dialogue in which teachers and students mutually investigate everyday themes, social issues, and academic knowledge. Through dialogue and problem-posing, students become active agents of their learning. This book shows how students can develop as critical thinkers, inspired learners, skilled workers, and involved citizens.
Shor carefully analyzes obstacles to and resources for empowering education, suggesting ways for teachers to transform traditional approaches into critical and democratic ones. He offers many examples and applications for the elementary grades through college and adult education.

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The First Day of Class: Passing the Test
Education Is Politics: An Agenda for Empowerment
Problem-Posing: Situated and Multicultural Learning
Three Roads to Critical Thought: Generative, Topical, and Academic Themes
Critical Dialogue versus Teacher-Talk: Classroom Discourse and Social Inequality
Rethinking Knowledge and Society: "Desocialization" and "Critical Consciousness"
Democratic Authority: Resistance, Subject Matter, and the Learning Process
Critical Teaching and Classroom Research: An Interdisciplinary Field for Activist Learning
Becoming an Empowering Educator: Obstacles to and Resources for Critical Teaching
"The Third Idiom": Inventing a Transformative Discourse for Education
Author Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780226753577
ISBN-10: 0226753573
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 1st January 1992
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.3  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2