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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/24/10 Critical Pedagogy: A look at the major concepts McLaren (1989)
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11/24/10 Importance of Theory l Dialectical --- more than simply isolated but interactive context l Open and questioning form of thinking which demands reflection l a. macro --- directive knowledge b. micro --- productive knowledge
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11/24/10 Social Construction of Knowledge l Product of agreement between individuals of particular social relations l Forms of knowledge l Culture l Cultural forms l Hegemony l Ideology
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11/24/10 Power/Knowledge Relation l Discourse- a family of concepts, made of discursive practices l Discursive practices---rules that govern what can be said & what must remain unsaid, who can speak with authority and who must listen l Power relations---forms of school knowledge that distort understanding and produce what is commonly accepted as “truth” l Truth is not relative, but is relational. Is truth absolute?
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Unformatted text preview: 11/24/10 The Curriculum l The hidden curriculum---refers to unintended outcomes of schooling process--- boys should be academically aggressive while girls should be passive--- girls are less likely to take math & science even if they have a talent Form of Cultural Politics--- creates students self-empowerment 11/24/10 Social Reproduction l It explores how schools perpetuate or reproduce the social relationships and attitudes needed to sustain the existing dominant economic and class relations of the larger society.--- working-class students become working-class adults--- children of parents with upper socioeconomic standing most often achieve upper socioeconomic status * Cultural Capital --- general cultural background, knowledge, disposition, and skills that are passed on from one generation to another...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2010 for the course EDUC 12082 taught by Professor Flores during the Fall '10 term at UC Irvine.

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