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A place-based critical pedagogy in turbulent times: restoring hope for alternative futures


Martin, G and te Riele, K, A place-based critical pedagogy in turbulent times: restoring hope for alternative futures, Critical pedagogy in the 21st century: a new generation of scholars, Information Age Publishing, CS Malott and BJ Porfilio (ed), United States of America, pp. 23-52. ISBN 978-1-61735-330-7 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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For the past 30 years, critical pedagogy has been at the center of efforts to construct social alternatives that are both credible and compelling. This has included creating new social contexts and encounters that value alternative meanings, knowledges and actions. After an initially enthusiastic reception in the 1970s and 1980s, the writings of scholars ill the field of critical pedagogy now tend to languish on bookshelves in academic libraries- despite provocative titles and eye-catching cover art. Linked to the rip tide of globalization and the postmodern turn, the changing fortunes of critical pedagogy have divided its political and intellectual forces into numerous sides, factions, and camps. Under the tutelage of the state, critical pedagogy has also become co-opted, domesticated, and fragmented, and thus, a weak force, divided (socially and ideologically) ill disciplinary situatedness, discourse and lines of specialization.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:critical pedagogy, social movement, social change, communities
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Equity and access to education
UTAS Author:te Riele, K (Professor Kitty te Riele)
ID Code:114002
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment
Deposited On:2017-02-01
Last Modified:2018-04-05

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