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Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, Revised Edition (Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Curriculum Studies)

 
 
 
 
Against Common Sense: Teaching and Learning Toward Social Justice, Revised Edition (Reconstructing the Public Sphere in Curriculum Studies)
Author: Kevin K. Kumashiro
ISBN 13: 9780415802222
ISBN 10: 415802229
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2009-06-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
List Price: $38.95
 
 

The phrase "teaching for social justice" is often used, but not always explained. What does it really mean to teach for social justice? What are the implications for anti-oppressive teaching across different areas of the curriculum? Drawing on his own experiences teaching diverse grades and subjects, Kevin Kumashiro examines various aspects of anti-oppressive teaching and learning in six different subject areas. Connecting practice to theory through new pedagogical elements, the revised edition of this bestselling text features:


    • A new and timely preface that considers the possibilities of anti-oppressive teaching and teaching for social justice in the face of increasing pressure from both the Right and the Left to accept neoliberal school reform policies.
    • End of chapter questions that enhance comprehension of arguments, help concretize abstract ideas into classroom practice, and encourage critique.
    • A sampling of print and online resources that will inspire students to further their social justice education

The new pedagogical components of the revised edition will offer K-12 teachers and teacher educators the tools they need to teach against their common sense assumptions and continue the evolution of social justice in education.