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ERIC Number: ED568851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 336
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-91669-050-2
Humanizing Education: Critical Alternatives to Reform. Harvard Educational Review Reprint Series
Brion-Meisels, Gretchen, Ed.; Cooper, Kristy S., Ed.; Deckman, Sherry S., Ed.; Dobbs, Christina L., Ed.; Francois, Chantal, Ed.; Nikundiwe, Thomas, Ed.; Shalaby, Carla, Ed.
Harvard Education Press
This collection of essays from the "Harvard Educational Review" offers historic examples of humanizing educational spaces, practices, and movements that embody a spirit of hope and change. From Dayton, Ohio, to Barcelona, Spain, this collection of essays from the "Harvard Educational Review" carries readers to places where people have first imagined--and then organized--their own educational responses to dehumanizing practices and conditions. Contributors include Montse Sánchez Aroca, William Ayers, Kathy Boudin, Fernando Cardenal, Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade, Marco Garrido, Jay Gillen, Maxine Greene, Kathe Jervis, Nancy Uhlar Murray, Valerie Miller, Wendy Ormiston, Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas, Vanessa Siddle Walker, Arthur E. Thomas, and Travis Wright. Following the Editors' Introduction and In Search of a Critical Pedagogy (Maxine Greene) the following parts and chapters are included: Part I: Insurrectionary Generation: "The Discipline of the Radical Alternative": (1) An Insurrectionary Generation: Young People, Poverty, Education, and Obama (Jay Gillen); (2) Community Power and Student Rights: An Interview with Arthur E. Thomas; (3) Violence, Nonviolence, and the Lessons of History: Project HIP-HOP Journeys South (Nancy Uhlar Murray and Marco Garrido); and (4) Stone Butch Celebration: A Transgender-Inspired Revolution in Academia (Wendy Ormiston). Part II: Participatory Democracy: "Education for the People, by the People": (5) Barack Obama and the Fight for Public Education (William Ayers); (6) La Verneda-Sant Martí: A School Where People Dare to Dream (Montse Sanchez Aroca); (7) Caswell County Training School, 1933-1969: Relationships Between Community and School (Vanessa Siddle Walker); (8) Participatory Literacy Education Behind Bars: AIDS Opens the Door (Kathy Boudin ); and (9) Nationalist Ideologies, Neighborhood-Based Activism, and Educational Spaces in Puerto Rican Chicago (Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas) Part III Critical Hope: "The Courage to Pursue the Painful Path": (10) Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete (Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade); (11) A Teacher's Quest for a Child's Questions (Kathe Jervis); (12) On Jorge Becoming a Boy: A Counselor's Perspective (Travis Wright); (13) Nicaragua 1980: The Battle of the ABCs (Fernando Cardenal, S. J., and Valerie Miller); and (14) Coda: The Slow Fuse of Change: Obama, the Schools, Imagination, and Convergence (Maxine Greene). Sections about the contributors and the editors are included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago); Nicaragua