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Transgressions

Between the World and the Urban Classroom

Editors: Sirrakos Jr., George, Emdin, Christopher (Eds.)

  • Each critical essay, or chapter, made explicit connections between larger ideas and urban classroom practices.
  • Each chapter provides a theoretical understanding in connecting the world and the urban classroom but also has implications for helping educators make sense of classroom practices in very tangible ways.
  • The editors invited chapters from high-caliber authors who used culturally relevant pedagogy, critical pedagogy, and critical race theory as lenses to engage in powerful analyses of national and/or international issues.
  • While authors were tasked to work with a common theme, the connections that each author made played out differently, thus highlighting the complexities, diverse perspectives, and unique contributions of each chapter to the field of urban education.
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About this book

Borrowing from the ideas of John Dewey, schools and classrooms are a reflection of the world; therefore, in order to make sense of the urban classroom, we need to make sense of the world. In this book, the editors have compiled a collection of nine critical essays, or chapters, each examining a particular contemporary national and/or international event. The essays each undertake an explicit approach to naming oppression and addressing it in the context of urban schooling. Each essay has a two-fold purpose. The first purpose is to help readers see the world unveiled, through a more critical lens, and to problematize long held beliefs about urban classrooms, with regard to race, gender, social class, equity, and access. Second, as each author draws parallels between an event and urban classrooms, a better understanding of the microstructures that exist in urban classrooms emerges. “At a time of serious political, economic, and social uncertainty, we need a book like this, one that showcases how the world can be seen as a critical site of curriculum and pedagogy. A powerful intersectional analysis of the world, word, and urban sociopolitical context, authors in this book push the boundaries of what educators know and do in urban schools and classrooms. Grounded in frameworks of critical race theory and culturally relevant pedagogy, authors center essential societal moments that must be viewed as the real curriculum. These moments can equip students with tools to examine ‘the what of the world’ as well as how to examine, critique, challenge, and disrupt individual, systemic, and structural realities and practices that perpetuate and maintain a racist, sexist, homophobic, and xenophobic status quo. This is an important, forward-thinking, innovative book – a welcome addition to the field of urban education.” – H. Richard Milner IV, Helen Faison Chair of Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Media as Cultural Discourse and Youth Emancipation

    Daneshzadeh, Arash

    Pages 1-18

  • Necropolitics and Education

    Evans-Winters, Venus E.

    Pages 19-33

  • What the Resistance to High-Stakes Testing Can Teach Us about Urban Classrooms

    Au, Wayne

    Pages 35-42

  • Why You So Angry?

    Lindsey, Treva B.

    Pages 43-52

  • Beyond A Deficit Perspective

    Sirrakos, George, Jr.

    Pages 53-67

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eBook $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-6351-032-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Between the World and the Urban Classroom
Editors
  • George Sirrakos Jr.
  • Christopher Emdin
Series Title
Transgressions
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6351-032-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6351-032-5
Series ISSN
2214-9732
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
CXXVIII, 20
Topics