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Radical Education in the Critical Moment : Envisioning a Revolutionary Praxis of Language, Teaching and Race in a Time of War

Ali, Arshad (2009) Radical Education in the Critical Moment : Envisioning a Revolutionary Praxis of Language, Teaching and Race in a Time of War. In: Peter McLaren, Eduation, and the Struggle for Liberation:. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Creskill, NJ, pp. 187-202. ISBN 1572737573

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Abstract

I explore how language is constructed to further ideologies of domination and normalize power relationships within society. Through developing a critique of language and a language of critique critical educators can help foster an educative process directed toward addressing social and economic inequalities. In exploring the formalized learning space of the schoolhouse, I attempt to investigate how the same ideologies of imperialism constructing language use undergird the schooling process. Through positing these questions about language, critical citizenship, and the construction of schools, I attempt to locate alternatives within a radical teaching and learning process. I contend such a process requires an authentic movement toward to a Freirean pedagogy that cannot ignore the contemporary political context in which students find themselves. Finally, I explore what such a pedagogy means specifically within the context of teaching and working with youth in the United States who are currently facing the xenophobic and racist manifestations resulting from U.S. incursions in the Middle East.

Item Type: Book Section
Controlled Keywords: Curriculum development, Exclusion, Society
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2014 10:29
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:52
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