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Actionable postcolonial theory in education

"This book illustrates how postcolonial theory can be put to work in education. It offers an accessible and handy overview and comparison of postcolonial theory and other theoretical debates related to critiques of Western ethnocentrism and hegemony. It also offers examples that illustrate how a discursive strand of postcolonial theory has been applied successfully in the contexts of educational research/critique and in pioneering pedagogical projects. This book supports educators and researchers in education to engage with postcolonial theoretical frameworks and their implications for research and educational practice"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2011
Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2011
xiv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
9780230111615, 0230111610
Postcolonialisms and Postcolonial Theories
Contextualizing postcolonialisms and postcolonial theories
Homi Bhabha's contribution and critics
Gayatri Spivak's contribution and criticcs
Comparative framework: selected theories of institutional suffering
Actioning Postcolonial Theory in Educational Research
Contextualizing the research process
Analysis of Policy I: focus on Western liberal humanism
Analysis of Policy II: focus on neoliberalism
Analysis of Practice I: the Other who validates our superiority
Analysis of Practice II: the Other who should be grateful for our efforts
Analysis of Practice III: the Other who desperately needs our leadership
Actioning Postcolonial Pedagogies
Contextualizing pedagogical processes and contexts
Relativizing Western knowledge production in spaces of dissensus: the OSDE methodology
Engaging with Other knowledge systems: the Through Other Eyes initiative
Wrestling with meaning and life: being a mother of immigrant children