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ERIC Number: EJ798538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0951-0893
There's More to Life than Politics
Sowden, Colin
ELT Journal, v62 n3 p284-291 Jul 2008
In order to broaden the range and increase the significance of their work, some English language teachers have embraced critical pedagogy, which seeks to effect political and social change through education. It is not clear, though, certainly in the previous paper, how such an aim can be achieved, or whether the outcome would be the one anticipated. There are also contradictions inherent in this approach: it is often most critical of the anglophone inheritance, which has done much to foster the right to criticize; it is based on post-modern notions of knowledge, yet makes universal claims; it speaks a language of care, but adopts a totalitarian view of society in which all relationships are treated as political, thus reducing life to politics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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