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Social Science Pedagogy in the 21st Century: What Should We Be Doing?

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by Robert Fitzgerald “Society is never redeemed without effort, struggle, and sacrifice.”[1]  American progressive educator George Counts included this statement in the introduction of his most celebrated work titled Dare the School Build a New Social Order?  While this is a … Continue reading




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The War Against Teachers as Public Intellectuals in Dark Times




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On the Significance of the Chicago Teachers Strike: Challenging Democracy’s Demise

Henry A. Giroux explains how the Chicago teachers’ union in the last days of the strike conveyed a message to the broader public about how a corporate-driven education system produces deficit forms of pedagogy. According to Giroux, the strike itself … Continue reading




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Education Reconsidered: Beyond the Death of Critical Education Stanley Aronowitz contests the ways in which schools are now treated as “a training ground” that keeps “kids’ noses to the grindstone.” He argues that the curiosity and critical learning which enable … Continue reading




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