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Actionable postcolonial theory in education

Actionable postcolonial theory in education

Author: Vanessa Andreotti
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Palgrave Macmillan's postcolonial studies in education.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa Andreotti
ISBN: 9780230111615 0230111610
OCLC Number: 701019972
Awards: Winner of AERA Division B (Curriculum Studies) Outstanding Book Award 2012
Description: xiv, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan's postcolonial studies in education.
Responsibility: Vanessa Andreotti.


Andreotti illustrates how postcolonial theory is applied in the contexts of educational research/critique and in pioneering pedagogical projects. She offers an accessible and useful overview and  Read more...


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