9781137033925

Radical Voices for Democratic Schooling Exposing Neoliberal Inequalities

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    9781137033925

  • ISBN10:

    1137033924

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-27
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Utilizing dialogue as a form of inquiry and the collective voice and innovative ideas of these scholars, this book thoroughly examines the intersection of neoliberalism, neocolonialism, and racism. It is the product of a collection of in-depth interviews and conversations carried out over the course of two semesters with committed social justice educators and scholars genuinely concerned with, and who have critically explored through their teaching, scholarly, communal, and activist work, class, race, language, and gender issues situated in the context of western neoliberalism and neocolonialism. Interviewees include Antonia Darder, Sandy Grande, Noam Chomsky, Dave Hill, Curry Malott, Pepi Leistyna, Herman Garcia, Shirley Steinberg, Giuseppe de Simone, Manal Hamzeh, Maribel Oropeza, and Ward Churchill.

Author Biography

Pierre W. Orelus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, New Mexico State University, US. His recent books include Rethinking Race, Class, Language, and Gender (2012) and Courageous Voices of Immigrants and Transnationals of Color (2012). Curry S. Malott is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional and Secondary Educatoin, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, US.

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"Radical Voices for Democratic Schooling takes the pulse of the educational environment in the United States, and finds that it is on life support. Conversations with leading thinkers with vast experience in the world of US education provide useful maps to understand this present and the way to a more enlightened future. An important collection for all those who are concerned about the devastation of the educational landscape." - Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and professor of International Studies, Trinity College

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