Curriculum for Utopia

Social Reconstructionism and Critical Pedagogy in the Postmodern Era

William B. Stanley
eISBN-13: 9781438420950

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This book examines the relationship between contemporary forms of critical theory and social reconstructionism, as they relate and contribute to the construction of a radical theory of education. It illustrates many of the persistent issues, problems, and goals of radical educational reform, including the importance of developing a language of possibility, utopian thought, and the critical competence necessary to reveal and deconstruct forms of oppression. Stanley perceptively and clearly reexamines new challenges posed to various forms of critical pedagogy (including reconstructionism) by the development of postmodern and poststructuralist theory, focusing on the connections and continuities between them.

ISBNs 9780791409718, 1438420951, 9781438420950
Language English