A Critical Pedagogy of Resistance

34 Pedagogues We Need to Know

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Editor: James D. Kirylo
" A powerful collection of essays that chronicles the perspectives and lived experiences (in narrative form) of 34 diverse pedagogues (some likely familiar, some likely not). Each featured pedagogue has contributed in important and varied ways to the meaning, impact, and influence of critical pedagogy … inspires readers to act with both "honorable anger" and a "pedagogy of love" in their work to confront and address injustices and their impact on society.” -- Midwest Book Review, Feb 2019

The diverse range of critical pedagogues presented in this book comes from a variety of backgrounds with respect to race, gender, and ethnicity, from various geographic places and eras, and from an array of complex political, historical, religious, theological, social, cultural, and educational circumstances which necessitated their leadership and resistance. How each pedagogue uniquely lives in that tension of dealing with pain and struggle, while concurrently fostering a pedagogy that is humanizing, is deeply influenced by their individual autobiographical lens of reality, the conceptual thought that enlightened them, the circumstances that surrounded them, and the conviction that drove them.

To be sure, people of justice, people who resist, are framed by a vision that embraces an inclusive, tolerant, more loving community that passionately calls for a more democratic citizenship. That is just what the 34 critical pedagogues represented in this text heroically do. Through the highlighting of their lives and work, this book is not only an excellent resource to serve as a springboard to engage us in dialogue about pivotal issues and concerns related to justice, equality, and opportunity, but also to prompt us to further explore deeper into the lives and thought of some extraordinary people.

"An ambitious undertaking ... Kirylo’s narrative enterprise, which seeks to chronicle the lives of transformative pedagogues, is a project whose time has come. This text is an excellent resource for all those interested in the aesthetic that, as Kierkegaard believed, exercised power for the common good. "—LUIS MIRÓN (from the Foreword)

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This book is extremely useful for those wanting to get to know a range of critical pedagogues, and then use this as a springboard to further research those particular pedagogues who appeal. The book aims to accompany the reader on a journey out of his/her comfort zone, so that s/he reflects upon the social world. A Critical Pedagogy of Resistance: 34 Pedagogues We Need to Know is one of a great number of important books in a contemporary series entitled Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education, aiming to explore how the intersection of cultural studies and education brings forth fresh new emancipatory and transformative ideas and practices.”—The Social Imagination

"Highly recommended not only for scholars interested in the economic benefits of education but also for practitioners who seek educational progress as healthy for the future of their workforces in the developing world. "—Richard David Ramsey, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana, USA

" A powerful collection of essays that chronicles the perspectives and lived experiences (in narrative form) of 34 diverse pedagogues (some likely familiar, some likely not). Each featured pedagogue has contributed in important and varied ways to the meaning, impact, and influence of critical pedagogy … inspires readers to act with both "honorable anger" and a "pedagogy of love" in their work to confront and address injustices and their impact on society.” -- Midwest Book Review, Feb 2019

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Educational Researchers and their students

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