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Paulo Freire: Pedagogy of the Oppressed

By Richard McCance

A seminal work in the theory of Critical Pedagogies, Paulo Freire’s “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” is essential reading for anyone interested in Critical Theory and those concerned with Social Justice, Radical Democratic Humanism and the transformation of our current social constraints. 1,295 more words


Education in Germany – a long march uphill

If you believe that Germans have massive bowls of freshly-prepared muesli for breakfast, march through the forests and up the mountains in ergonomic sandals and up and down cold water-basins barefoot, and are partial to extremely emotional music about love and death – you are right. 381 more words

History Of Education

Sport, recreation and education on Bute, Arran and Great Cumbrae, c. 1850-1900

This paper was given at two conferences: ‘Historical Perspectives on Scottish Education’ (The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 21 October 2011) and the History of Education’s annual conference (Glasgow University Union, 27 November 2011). 3,863 more words

Conference Paper

A Cultural History of Association Football in Scotland, 1865-1902


Lampeter: Edwin Mellen, 2013 (purchase here)

Rangers and Celtic Football Clubs, together known as the ‘Old Firm’, have received the lion’s share of attention given to Scottish association football in both scholarly and popular literature.  401 more words

Scottish Football

An adult residential college for Nazi leaders

I recently enjoyed a very pleasant few days walking in the North Eifel, an area of Germany that seems virtually unknown to British tourists. Situated between the major cities of the Rheinland and the borders with Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, it is enchantingly beautiful with its mixture of forests, hills, rivers, lakes and valleys. 478 more words


Found in The School Paper: a story of gruesome death and straying from one's rightful place

The role of death in the literature provided to school children in the twentieth century deserves close attention.

I have written previously about the way in which school readers, for example, were intended to influence children to behave in morally desirable ways – often influenced heavily by protestant Christianity. 1,070 more words


Focus and Educate Yourself: Education - Part 1

Education is one of the most virulent, debated, and politically explosive issues in our current society.

No more so than now, as a new embattled and controversial president-elect positions his cabinet to take control of our government. 600 more words

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