Learning and Social Difference

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2006-12-15
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Exploring how global changes affect education today, in the classroom and in local, national, and international contexts, this book explores the future of education's capacity for effectiveness in multicultural and multilingual contexts. The chapters deal with lifelong learning (a critique), immigration, antiracist education, parental involvement in schools, national curricula, Paulo Freire's legacy, insights from the work of Lorenzo Milani and the School of Barbiana, and Gramsci's writings on the school. There are both theoretical and empirically grounded chapters in this volume.

Author Biography

Carmel Borg is Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Malta Peter Mayo is Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, at the University of Malta

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introduction: Critical Pedagogy in Neoliberal Timesp. 1
International and National Policy Issuesp. 11
The EU Memorandum on Lifelong Learning: Old Wine in New Bottles?p. 13
Social Difference, Cultural Arbitrary, and Identity: An Analysis of a National Curriculum Document in a Nonsecular Environmentp. 33
Improving the Face of Schools and Other Pedagogical Sitesp. 51
"Changing the Face of the School": Parental Involvement in a Working-Class Communityp. 53
Museum Education as Cultural Contestationp. 75
Critical Pedagogy in International Perspectivep. 91
Gramsci and the Unitarian School: Paradoxes and Possibilitiesp. 93
Making Sense of a Southern Postcolonial Context: A Freirean Perspectivep. 111
Critical Pedagogy and Citizenshipp. 129
Challenges for Critical Pedagogy in a Migratory Contextp. 149
Toward an Antiracist Agenda in Education: The Case of Maltap. 151
Challenges for Critical Pedagogy: A Southern European Perspectivep. 167
Referencesp. 177
Name Indexp. 197
Subject Indexp. 199
About the Authorsp. 205
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