Explorations of Educational Purpose

Critical Pedagogy and Teacher Education in the Neoliberal Era

Small Openings

Editors: Groenke, Susan L., Hatch, J. Amos (Eds.)

  • Presents a comprehensive review of empirical work related to critical teacher education
  • The book is by and for those interested in applying critical perspectives in diverse education settings
  • The book takes a strong position against the dominant ideologies that currently control education policy and decision making, calling for resistance whenever and wherever opportunities can be found
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The chapters in this edited collection make it clear that critical teacher educators are aware of neoliberalism and its profound impact on public schools and university-based teacher preparation programs. They know the deleterious effects of macro-level, neoliberal forces on the local and particular teaching contexts where they are trying to do critical pedagogical work. The authors describe the havoc NCLB has wreaked, especially on minority and ELL students; the pressures university-based teacher preparation programs feel to align themselves with neoliberal agendas; and the frustration of knowing that critical work is not always valued, supported, or understood in academe.

Yet all of the authors in this book persist, finding or creating "small openings" in their contexts that foster the critical reflection, intellectual engagement, and examination of alternative paradigms that help beginning teachers pursue deeper understandings about schooling in a democratic society. They describe these openings here.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Social Reconstructionism and the Roots of Critical Pedagogy: Implications for Teacher Education in the Neoliberal Era

    Groenke, Susan L.

    Pages 3-17

  • Contextualizing the Madness: A Critical Analysis of the Assault on Teacher Education and Schools

    Kincheloe, Joe L.

    Pages 19-36

  • Standards Talk: Considering Discourse in Teacher Education Standards

    Hobbel, Nikola

    Pages 37-48

  • Policy Failures: No Child Left Behind and English Language Learners

    Menken, Kate

    Pages 49-62

  • Issues in Critical Teacher Education: Insights from the Field

    Hatch, J. Amos (et al.)

    Pages 63-82

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9133-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Pedagogy and Teacher Education in the Neoliberal Era
Book Subtitle
Small Openings
Editors
  • Susan L. Groenke
  • J. Amos Hatch
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9588-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9588-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9587-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9133-6
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 251
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