Empowering education : critical teaching for social change / Ira Shor.
By: Shor, Ira.Material type: TextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c1992Description: vii, 286 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0226753573 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0226753565 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Critical pedagogy -- United StatesDDC classification: 370.973 Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents only | WorldCat details
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-272) and indexes.
Table of contents Introduction The First Day of Class: Passing the Test --
1. Education Is Politics: An Agenda for Empowerment --
2. Problem-Posing: Situated and Multicultural Learning --
3. Three Roads to Critical Thought: Generative, Topical, and Academic Themes --
4. Critical Dialogue versus Teacher-Talk: Classroom Discourse and Social Inequality --
5. Rethinking Knowledge and Society: "Desocialization" and "Critical Consciousness" --
6. Democratic Authority: Resistance, Subject Matter, and the Learning Process --
7. Critical Teaching and Classroom Research: An Interdisciplinary Field for Activist Learning --
8. Becoming an Empowering Educator: Obstacles to and Resources for Critical Teaching --
9. "The Third Idiom": Inventing a Transformative Discourse for Education
This book shows how students can develop as critical thinkers, inspired learners, skilled workers, and involved citizens. Shor carefully analyzes obstacles to and resources for empowering education, suggesting ways for teachers to transform traditional approaches into critical and democratic ones. He offers many examples and applications for the elementary grades through college and adult education.