Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education.pdf
This new edition brings McLaren's popular, classic textbook into a new era of Common Core Standards and online education. The book is renowned for its clear, provocative classroom narratives and its coverage of political, economic, and social factors that are undervalued in other educational textbooks. An international committee of experts ranked Life in Schools among the top twelve education books in the world.
Peter McLaren is world-renowned in the fields of education and social justice. He is Professor of Urban Schooling at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Foreword Preface Part I Class Dismissed: Teaching in the Homeland's National Security State Critical Education and Pedagogy Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy The Retreat of Democracy The Five Faces of Oppression The Crisis of Illiterate America The Corporate Assault on Education Bringing Theory into the Streets Part II Cries from the Corridor: Teaching in the Suburban Ghetto The Corridor Kids Chapter 1 The Frontiers of Despair Epilogue Chapter 2 The Invisible Epidemic Chapter 3 "The Suburbs Was Supposed to Be a Nice Place ..." Summer Vacation Afterword: In Memoriam: Jim Montgomerie ("Fred"), 1930-1985 Part III Critical Pedagogy: An Overview Critical Pedagogy and the Egalitarian Dream Chapter 4 The Emergence of Critical Pedagogy Foundational Principles Public Pedagogy Theories of Interest and Experience Chapter 5 Critical Pedagogy: A Look at the Major Concepts The Importance of Theory Critical Pedagogy and the Social Construction of Knowledge Critical Pedagogy and the Power/Knowledge Relation Critical Pedagogy and the Curriculum Social Reproduction: A Critical Perspective Questions for Discussion Part IV Analysis Chapter 6 Race, Class, and Gender: Why Students Fail The Black Underclass: Racial Stratification and the Politics of Culture Resistance and the Reproduction of Class Relations Bein' Tough: Bein' Female Psychologizing Student Failure Chapter 7 New and Old Myths in Education Technologizing Learning Neoconservatism and the Myth of Democratic Schooling The False Ideology of the Normal Curve Chapter 8 Teachers and Students The Primacy of Student Experience The Primacy of Voice Beyond Conversations with the "Other" Chapter 9 Conclusion to Parts III and IV The Teacher as Social and Moral Agent Part V Looking Back, Looking Forwards Racialized Practices in the Age of Obama and the Politics of Whiteness Chapter 10 Unthinking Whiteness, Rethinking Cultural Contact as Interculturality The Invisibility of the Obvious The Color of History The Birth of the White Race The Concept of Whiteness Reflections on Class Exploitation in the Context of Other Antagonisms Critical Race Theory Needs a Class Analysis Decolonial Pedagogy Toward a Revolutionary Multiculturalism/Interculturality/Decoloniality Chapter 11 Hope and the Struggle Ahead A Pedagogy for Life Toward a Revolutionary Socialist Pedagogy: A Bolivarian Example Working for a Concrete Utopia Critical Pedagogy for a Better Society Educators as Philosophers of Praxis Chapter 12 Conclusion to Part V Epilogue Appendix: Interview with Peter McLaren