Critical Teaching for Social Change 2nd
By (author) Ira Shor
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Empowering Education by Ira Shor
Book DescriptionIra Shor is a pioneer in the field of critical education who for over twenty years has been experimenting with learning methods. His work creatively adapts the ideas of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire for North American classrooms. In Empowering Education Shor offers a comprehensive theory and practice for critical pedagogy. For Shor, empowering education is a student-centered, critical and democratic pedagogy for studying any subject matter and for self and social change. It takes shape as a dialogue in which teachers and students mutually investigate everyday themes, social issues, and academic knowledge. Through dialogue and problem-posing, students become active agents of their learning. This book shows how students can develop as critical thinkers, inspired learners, skilled workers, and involved citizens. Shor carefully analyzes obstacles to and resources for empowering education, suggesting ways for teachers to transform traditional approaches into critical and democratic ones. He offers many examples and applications for the elementary grades through college and adult education.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226753577
(227mm x 153mm x 18mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ira Shor
When Students Have Power, Paperback (January 1997)View all books by Ira Shor
What happens when teachers share power with students? In this text, Ira Shor - one of the earliest proponents of critical pedagogy in the United States - relates the story of an experiment that nearly went out of control.
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