Explorations of Educational Purpose

Teaching About Hegemony

Race, Class and Democracy in the 21st Century

Authors: Orlowski, Paul

  • Deconstructs white, middle-class hegemony in the formal school curriculum Examines corporate media and school curriculum as hegemonic devices
  • Discusses the effects of omission as a hegemonic strategy on oppressed groups and our civil society
  • Combines theory and sociological research with pedagogical approaches and narratives from the classroom
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Political progressives in Canada and the United States are deeply concerned by the manner in which their countries treat their poor. They are dismayed at the dismantling of the social welfare state, the weakening of public education systems and the grotesque and ever-growing inequality of wealth. To remedy this problem, citizens need to be more aware of how political ideology influences attitudes and actions, and they need to better comprehend the effects of hegemonic discourses in the corporate media and school curriculum. This book informs educators how to develop context-specific pedagogy that will help achieve a more enlightened citizenry and, as a result, a stronger democracy.

 

Teaching about Hegemony: Race, Class and Democracy in the 21st Century promotes a progressive agenda for teaching that is rooted in critical pedagogy, it explains why ideological critique is necessary in raising political consciousness, it deconstructs white, middle-class hegemony in the formal school curriculum, and it examines corporate media and school curriculum as hegemonic devices. It also covers recent theory and research about race, class and democracy and how best to teach about these topics. Combining theory and sociological research with pedagogical approaches and classroom narratives, this book is fundamental for progressive educators interested in developing a politically conscious, progressive and active citizenry hungry for a stronger civil society.

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“Orlowski’s Teaching About Hegemony is insightful, demonstrative, and necessary. … Orlowski offers a polemic for teachers to become knowledgeable about and attentive to the hegemonic effects of neoliberal discourses channeled through media and to see curriculum as a political document with omission of and overture toward a notion of democracy distilled of race and class consciousness. … a good read for educators regardless of their level of formalized education.” (Bonnie L. Stelmach, Canadian Journal of Education, Vol. 36 (3), 2013)

“In Teaching About Hegemony (2011), Paul Orlowski has written a very useful book. … The book is designed for teacher education candidates and perhaps for master’s level courses as well. Its objective seems to be about shifting teachers’ consciousness so they will be able to infuse their teaching with a critical understanding of the depth and subtlety of oppression in contemporary capitalism.” (Michael Corbett, Teaching Education, Vol. 23 (4), December, 2012)

“This is a timely and important book. Throughout it, Orlowski calls for action from an informed citizenry, of which teachers figure prominently. … This is a must-read for any educator committed to challenging hegemony and should be required reading for educators content with the status quo.” (Jennifer A. Tupper, Democracy & Education, Vol. 20 (2), 2012)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • An Introduction

    Orlowski, Paul

    Pages 1-16

  • What’s Ideology Got to Do With It?

    Orlowski, Paul

    Pages 19-36

  • The Power of Discourse, Of course!

    Orlowski, Paul

    Pages 37-53

  • The Purpose of Schooling: Ideology in the Formal and “Enacted” Curriculum

    Orlowski, Paul

    Pages 55-74

  • Teaching About Race and Racism in Our Past and Present

    Orlowski, Paul

    Pages 77-97

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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3657-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching About Hegemony
Book Subtitle
Race, Class and Democracy in the 21st Century
Authors
Series Title
Explorations of Educational Purpose
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1418-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1418-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1417-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3881-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3657-3
Series ISSN
1875-4449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 216
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