Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education

Pedagogies and Curriculums to (Re)imagine Public Education

Transnational Tales of Hope and Resistance

Editors: Rodríguez, Encarna (Ed.)

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  • Challenges current discourses of education that legitimate private visions of education
  • Presents a detailed account of the pedagogies and curriculums that eleven schools, across a range of historical and geographical locations, have developed in their quest for a more socially just future for the disenfranchised communities they serve(d)
  • Reclaims the need to see public schools as legitimate sites of public imagination
  • Advances the notion of publicly imagined public schools as a tool to help find new public grounds for our public imagination
  • Reclaims the need to view pedagogies and curriculums as democratic tools that articulate the collective educational projects envisioned by the community
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This book discusses current market-based educational discourses and how they have undermined the notion of “the public” in public education by allowing private visions of education to define the public democratic imagination. Against this discouraging background, this text embraces Freire’s understanding of hope as an ontological need and calls for finding new public grounds for our public imagination. It further articulates Freire’s mandate to unveil historically concrete practices to sustain democratic educational visions, no matter how difficult this task may be, by (1) presenting an indepth description of the pedagogies and curriculums of eleven schools across historical and geographical locations that have worked or are still working with disenfranchised communities and that have publicly hoped for a better future for their students, and by (2) reflecting on how the stories of these schools offer us new opportunities to rethink our own pedagogical commitment to public visions of education. To promote this reflection, this book offers the notion of publicly imagined public education as a conceptual tool to help understand the historical and discursive specificity of schools’ hopes and to (re)claim public schools as legitimate sites of public imagination.

About the authors

Encarna Rodríguez, PhD, is associate professor of education in the Department of Educational Leadership at Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, United States. She is the author of Neoliberalismo, Educación y Género: Análisis Crítico de la Reforma Educativa Española [neoliberalism, education and gender: A critical analysis of the Spanish education reform] (Madrid: La Piqueta). Her research on neoliberalism and education has been published in journals such as Educational Philosophy and Theory, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Revista de Educación, or Journal of Pedagogy. Her research on internationalizing teacher education has been published in Teacher Education Quarterly and Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Rodríguez, Encarna, PhD

  • Reclaiming Schools as Public Sites for Democratic Imagination

    Pages 15-33

    Rodríguez, Encarna

  • The Ayllu-school (Bolivia 1931–1940)

    Pages 35-48

    Rodríguez, Encarna (et al.)

  • Tsé Ch’ízhí Diné Bi’ólta’—Rough Rock, The People’s School: Reflections on a Half-Century of Navajo Community-Controlled Education (U.S. 1966)

    Pages 49-63

    McCarty, Teresa L. (et al.)

  • English Literature at Brondesbury and Kilburn High School (UK 1980–1984)

    Pages 65-79

    Moore, Alex

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pedagogies and Curriculums to (Re)imagine Public Education
Book Subtitle
Transnational Tales of Hope and Resistance
Editors
  • Encarna Rodríguez
Series Title
Cultural Studies and Transdisciplinarity in Education
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-490-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-490-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-489-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1188-7
Series ISSN
2345-7708
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 224
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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