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Pedagogies and Curriculums to Re-imagine Public Education

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This book discusses current market-based educational discourses and how they have undermined the notion of "the public" in public education by allowing private visions of education to define the public democratic imagination. Against this discouraging background, this text embraces Freire's understanding of hope as an ontological need and calls for finding new public grounds for our public imagination. It further articulates Freire's mandate to unveil historically concrete practices to sustain democratic educational visions, no matter how difficult this task may be, by (1) presenting an indepth description of the pedagogies and curriculums of eleven schools across historical and geographical locations that have worked or are still working with disenfranchised communities and that have publicly hoped for a better future for their students, and by (2) reflecting on how the stories of these schools offer us new opportunities to rethink our own pedagogical commitment to public visions of education. To promote this reflection, this book offers the notion of publicly imagined public education as a conceptual tool to help understand the historical and discursive specificity of schools' hopes and to (re)claim public schools as legitimate sites of public imagination.

Volume 3 in the Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education
Published 2015

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Author(s):
Encarna Rodriguez (Ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
235x155x18 mm
EAN-13:
9789812874894
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
9812874894
ISBN-13:
9789812874894
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Springer Singapore
Series:
3
Title:
Pedagogies and Curriculums to (Re)imagine Public Education

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This book discusses current market-based educational discourses and how they have undermined the notion of "the public" in public education by allowing private visions of education to define the public democratic imagination. Against this discouraging background, this text embraces Freire's understanding of hope as an ontological need and calls for finding new public grounds for our public imagination. It further articulates Freire's mandate to unveil historically concrete practices to sustain democratic educational visions, no matter how difficult this task may be, by (1) presenting an indepth description of the pedagogies and curriculums of eleven schools across historical and geographical locations that have worked or are still working with disenfranchised communities and that have publicly hoped for a better future for their students, and by (2) reflecting on how the stories of these schools offer us new opportunities to rethink our own pedagogical commitment to public visions of education. To promote this reflection, this book offers the notion of publicly imagined public education as a conceptual tool to help understand the historical and discursive specificity of schools' hopes and to (re)claim public schools as legitimate sites of public imagination.

Volume 3 in the Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education
Published 2015

Author(s):
Encarna Rodriguez (Ed.)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
235x155x18 mm
EAN-13:
9789812874894
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
9812874894
ISBN-13:
9789812874894
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Springer Singapore
Series:
3
Title:
Pedagogies and Curriculums to (Re)imagine Public Education

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