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International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education

Knoester, Matthew (ed.)

International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education

Foreword by Michael W. Apple

Series: Counterpoints - Volume 427

Year of Publication: 2012

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 200 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4331-1599-8 pb.  (Softcover)
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Weight: 0.300 kg, 0.661 lbs

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Book synopsis

This book has received the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2013.
Drawing from rich data, International Struggles for Critical Democratic Education profiles teachers, students, and schools struggling to interrupt the reproduction of social inequalities from one generation to the next. International in its nature, the work collected here illustrates how forces of globalization create greater inequalities, and carefully describes and evaluates efforts to democratize educational opportunities. This text will be useful in undergraduate and graduate courses on diversity and multicultural education, international comparisons, educational studies, as well as graduate courses in sociology of education, critical educational studies, international comparisons, foundations of education, multicultural education, and qualitative research methods.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Matthew Knoester is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Evansville and author of the book Inside the Mission Hill School: Democratic Education in Practice (forthcoming).


«…This book demonstrates how research addresses practical instantiations of educational inquiries and illuminates the power of educational inquiries for cultivating an invigorating, democratic, and just human condition for all.» (Ming Fang He, Georgia Southern University)
«This collection of essays by noted scholars from around the world will be a strong contribution to critical theory in education and a real tool for teachers and scholars engaged with struggles for quality public education and social justice. It is a remarkable book.» (Álvaro Moreira Hypolito, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil)
«…Contributors to this volume exemplify the range of situations in which the fight for justice is finding expression across the world. Reading these essays, I felt reassured about the role educational research can play in offering insight and recognition to the diverse struggles in which victims of organized injustice, marginalized groups, and girls are involved.» (Krishna Kumar, former Director of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi, India)


Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education. Vol. 427
General Editor: Shirley R. Steinberg