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Silent Hallways are Unjust: Let Students Speak!

I was recently visiting a charter middle school that enforces silent hallways during passing periods (in addition to entering the class silently and silent meals at most times). 869 more words


From `working in and against the state´ to `working for and as the state´- Spring CONCEPT journal now out

As ever it’s a pleasure to report that the Spring 2015 CONCEPT journal is now online. Well worth burrowing into its pages.

The opening article throws down the gauntlet to those of us still in thrall to the… 704 more words

Youth Work Policy

Storify: Collecting vs. Curating Content

When Storify (tagline: “Make the web tell a story”) launched in 2011, I thought it was really cool. Actually, I still think it’s kind of cool. 977 more words


Higher education and the politics of disruption

by Henry A. Giroux

We now live at a time in which institutions that were meant to limit human suffering and misfortune and protect the public from the excesses of the market have been either weakened or abolished.[1] The consequences can be seen clearly in the ongoing and ruthless assault on the social state, workers, unions, higher education, students, poor people of color and any vestige of the social contract. 6,541 more words

Henry Giroux Named 1st Paulo Freire Chair at McMaster University

Henry Giroux was recently named the first Paulo Freire Chair in Critical Pedagogy at McMaster University. The McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning established the chair position to honour scholars who have made a significant advancements in studies of education. 147 more words


Comrade Jesus: an epistolic manifesto

by Peter McLaren

As critical educators we take pride in our search for meaning, and our metamorphosis of consciousness has taken us along many different paths, to different places, if not in a quest for truth, then at least to purchase a crisper and more perspicuous reality from which to inaugurate a radical reconstruction of society through educational, political and spiritual transformation. 26,690 more words

The Pains of Being a Good Teacher

The influence of a good teacher can never be erased.

     Another school year has just ended. But this time around, the last day I had with my undergraduates was quite an emotional one because it was also my last year at this school.

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