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ERIC Number: EJ795238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
Teaching in and against the Empire: Critical Pedagogy as Revolutionary Praxis
McLaren, Peter; Martin, Gregory; Farahmandpur, Ramin; Jaramillo, Nathalia
Teacher Education Quarterly, v31 n1 p131-153 Win 2004
All across the country, critical educators are fighting on dozens of fronts, searching in both form and content for a coherent pedagogical expression that captures their opposition to what they perceive as major developments of world-historical importance: the pandemic of economic globalization; United States geopolitical imperialism and the rabid manner in which the Bush administration crazed with success is defining and responding to the current war on terrorism; the linking of patriotism to an unquestioning and unthinking adherence to the Bush administration's anti-terrorist agenda; the neoliberal mandates of the Western capitalist countries and the international dictatorship of transnational corporations; and the ideological agenda embedded in the Bush administration's approach to educational change. Clearly, all of these fronts are interrelated and important. In this article, the authors focus their discussion on expanding the concept of some of these fronts so that it addresses both the urgency and the scope of the current crisis of capitalism in relation to the crisis of educational reform, and takes as its central aim the struggle against capitalism and imperialism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001