Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction

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Springer Science & Business Media, 19.06.2008 - 275 Seiten
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In a globalized neo-colonial world an insidious and often debilitating crisis of knowledge not only continues to undermine the quality of research produced by scholars but to also perpetuate a neo-colonial and oppressive socio-cultural, political economic, and educational system. The lack of attention such issues receive in pedagogical institutions around the world undermines the value of education and its role as a force of social justice. In this context these knowledge issues become a central concern of critical pedagogy. As a mode of education that is dedicated to a rigorous form of knowledge work, teachers and students as knowledge producers, anti-oppressive educational and social practices, and diverse perspectives from multiple social locations, critical pedagogy views dominant knowledge policies as a direct assault on its goals. Knowledge and Critical Pedagogy: An Introduction takes scholars through a critical review of the issues facing researchers and educators in the last years of the first decade of the twenty-first century. Refusing to assume the reader’s familiarity with such issues but concurrently rebuffing the tendency to dumb down such complex issues, the book serves as an excellent introduction to one of the most important and complicated issues of our time.

 

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Introduction What We Call Knowledge Is Complicated and Harbors Profound Consequences
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The TwentyFirst Century Global Politics of Knowledge
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Studying Knowledge and Its Production
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What Is Critical Pedagogy?
8
What Does This Mean for Education and Classrooms?
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Teachers and Students Beware
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Critical Knowledge and the Definition of Epistemology
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On the Road
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Down and Dirty Outlining FIDUROD
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What Do You Know?
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Anything that can truly be called knowledge is scientific knowledge
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If Its Scientific Knowledge Then Its Empirically Verifiable
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The Same Methods Used to Explore the Physical World Should Be Used to Research the Social Political Psychological and Educational Domains
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Genuine Knowledge Exists in Some Distinct Easily Measurable Quantity
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Glossary
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The Naked and the Epistemologically Deadening Understanding FIDUROD
143

The Joker Aint the Only Fool in FIDUROD
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Glossary
24
The Politics of Epistemology the Politics of Education
27
Critical Educational Knowledge
29
Critical Epistemology and the Destabilization of Fixed Meanings in Teaching and Learning
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Producing a New Selfhood in a Rigorous Education
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FIDURODs Effort to Squash the Imagination
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The Birth of Epistemology
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The Politics of a Correspondence Epistemology
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From a Critical Epistemology to a Critical Complex Epistemology
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The White Mans Epistemological BurdenProviding Truth to the World
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The Historical Foundations of the Dominant Epistemological System
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Reiterating the Warning
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Glossary
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From Reductionism to Critical Knowledge
50
Epistemological Naivete
54
The Move to a Critical Complex Epistemology
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The Critical in Critical Complex Epistemology
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Understanding the Western Data Input Spigot
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Appreciating Diverse Knowledges and Ways of Seeing
64
How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Praxis Praxis Praxis
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Glossary
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The Power of FIDUROD
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ResistanceParadigmatic Questions
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Marooned on FIDURODs Polluted Island
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Hegemony and Knowledge Production
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No Escape from the Island
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FIDUROD and the World Out There
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Dont Ya Smell That Smell?
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FIDURODs Proclivity to Claim Objectivity
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Objective Portrayals of Islam and the Trouble They Generate
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Glossary
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Questions of Power and Knowledge
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Knowledge for Poggle the Lessers Death Star
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Knowledge for the Empire
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The Raw and the Cooked the Enlightened and the Irrational
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Constructing Knowledge for Eternal War in a Globalized World
106
Corporate Media at Work
108
Capital Holds Knowledge Captive
110
I Put a Spell On You
113
Glossary
115
The Forces That Cause Things to Take Place Are Bounded and Knowable
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When We Produce Enough Certain Knowledge We Will Understand the World So Well That No Further Research Will Be Needed
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Facts and Values Must Be Separated in the Production of Knowledge
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The Goal of a FIDURODDriven Pedagogy Is to Inculcate That Reality Into the Minds of Students
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Educators Become Mere Delivers of Truth Not Knowledge Producing Professionals or Transformative Cultural Workers
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Glossary
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Knowledge Stampede On Land at Sea and in Cyberspace What Is and What Could Be
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The Complicated Task of a Critical Politics of Knowledge a Critical Complex Epistemology
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Remaking Ourselves and the World
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Beyond Eurocentrism and FIDUROD
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Knowledge Work for Resistance
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Grounding a Critical Complex Epistemology on Decolonization and Pluriversality
189
Trading Zones of Knowledge Exchange and the Construction of a Worldwide Critical Solidarity
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Epistemology in Cyberspace
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Contemporary Cyberspace and the Complex Ecology of Knowledge
197
Hermeneutics in Cyberspace
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Cyberspace a Critical Complex Epistemology and a New SocioHistorical Domain
203
Heaven and Hell in Cyberspace
206
Glossary
207
The Long March to a New Knowledge Space Constructing a Critical Complex Epistemology
209
World and information coconstruct one another
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Consciousness Is a Social Construction
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Power Plays an Exaggerated Role in the Production of Knowledge and Consciousness
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The Necessity of Understanding ConsciousnessEven Though It Does Not Lend Itself to Traditional Reductionistic Modes of Measurability
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The Importance of Uniting Logic and Emotion in the Process of Knowledge and Producing Knowledge
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The Conclusion Is Just the Beginning Continuing the Conceptualization of a Critical Complex Epistemology
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The Centrality of the Perspectives of Oppressed Peoplesthe Value of the Insights of Those Who Have Suffered as the Result of Existing Social Arrang...
229
Making Sense of a World Far More Complex That We Originally Imagined
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Understanding Our Location in the Tangled Web of Reality
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Locating Ourselves in the Web of Reality We Are Better Equipped to Produce Our Own Knowledges
236
Constructing Practical Knowledge for Critical Social Action
238
Overcoming Reductionism
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Knowledge Is Always Entrenched in a Larger Process
243
Critical Hermeneutics
245
Personal Experiences Intersecting with Pluriversal Information
248
Critical Ontology
250
Glossary
253
References
255
Author Index
267
Subject Index
273
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JOE L. KINCHELOE is Professor of Education at the City University of New York Graduate Center and Brooklyn College where he has served as the Belle Zeller Chair of Public Policy and Admnistration. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, most notably "The Sign of the Burger: McDonald's and the Culture of Power" and "Measured Lies: The Bell Curve Examined." Shirley R. Steinberg is Associate Professor Education at Brooklyn College. She is the senior editor of "Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education" and the author and editor of many books and articles, most notably "Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood" and "Measured Lies: The Bell Curve Examined.

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