A Critical Examination of Neo-Marxist and Postmodernist Theories as Applied to Education
2012, European Studies in Education, Band 31, 132 pages, E-Book (PDF), 21,99 €, ISBN 978-3-8309-7798-8
This book examines Neo-Marxist, Postmodern, Postcolonial and Multicultural pedagogies. It highlights the promise that these pedagogies hold for the possibility of a more human and just education. It also reveals how all too often these pedagogies tend to only partially represent and sometimes contradict the philosophical foundations on which they are based; how in their quest for a just society they run the danger of creating education, which is in itself oppressive.
This book suggests that Critical Pedagogies` current application of Critical Theory and Postmodern Theories may often be flawed, and their resultant approach to counter-education problematic. However, it does not suggest that they should be abandoned or dismissed as irrelevant. Instead, it offers some starters for research, which may lead, in the end, to their being a part of a safer and non-oppressive counter-education.