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A pedagogy for liberation : dialogues on transforming education

"Highly recommended. ... Written in a rather interesting manner--primarily as a conversation--this book serves nicely as an informal yet rigorous treatment of critical pedagogy. There is a satisfactory blend of theoretical investigation and practical personal anecdote." Choice
Print Book, English, 1987
Bergin & Garvey Publishers, South Hadley, Mass., 1987
ix, 203 pages ; 24 cm
9780897891042, 9780897891059, 9780333439333, 9780333439326, 089789104X, 0897891058, 0333439333, 0333439325
Introduction: the dream of liberating education: A 'talking book': a dialogue on dialogue ; Rigor and motivation in a liberating course ; Modeling a critical theory of knowing ; Remaking knowledge and power: the politics of reading ; The myth of value-free learning
How can teachers become liberating educators?: Reinventing ourselves: challenging tradition and mass culture ; Traveling without maps: a trip towards liberating education ; Student responses: resistance and support ; Changing through experience: teachers learn with and from students ; Liberating methods reveal dominant ideology ; Other places: education in movements and communities ; Being critical of the system while teaching inside it: lecture versus discussion formats ; Teacher-talk versus dialogue, domination versus illumination ; Knowing is not eating facts: dialogue and subject matter
What are the fears and risks of transformation?: Fear and risk: the results of dreaming inside history ; What fear can teach us: limits and lessons ; Acting in spite of fear ; The fear of student resistance. Is there structure and rigor in liberating education?: Structure against structure: liberating classrooms transform traditional authority ; Creative rigor: democratic and directed ; Rigor is depth and change: understanding versus memorizing ; Freedom and limits in a liberating classroom ; Together, but not equal: teacher-student differences
What is the dialogical method?: Liberating discourse: dialogue transforms communication ; Participatory learning: dialogue and 'situated pedagogy' ; Starting with reality to overcome it ; Empowerment is a social act ; Class and empowerment ; The teacher as artist
Do first-world students need liberating?: Defining a 'culture of silence' ; A 'culture of sabotage' ; Transforming silence and sabotage: the limits of education ; Beyond the limits of education ; Reading and resistance: school-words versus reality. How can liberating educators overcome language differences with the students?: Researching student language: the idiom and starting points for dialogue ; Social class and classroom discourse: abstract versus concrete speech ; Conceptual versus metaphoric language: transforming the academic idiom ; Making the process go: the teacher's directive responsibility ; The 'inductive moment' in critical discourse ; Humor in dialogue ; Facing racism and sexism in a dialogic class
The dream of social transformation: how do we begin?: Starting out: the ethics of transforming consciousness ; The right to challenge inequality and domination ; Opening the dialogue: invitation, not manipulation ; A practical agenda for day one ; Imagination in dialogue: making the future possible
Selected bibliography: resources for transformation