Critical Pedagogy and Teacher Education in the Neoliberal Era: Small Openings

Critical Pedagogy and Teacher Education in the Neoliberal Era Small Openings Susan L Groenke and J Amos Hatch It does not feel safe to be critical in university based teacher education programs right now especially if you are junior faculty In the neoliberal era critical tea

  • Title: Critical Pedagogy and Teacher Education in the Neoliberal Era: Small Openings
  • Author: Susan L. Groenke J. Hatch
  • ISBN: 9781402095870
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Susan L Groenke and J Amos Hatch It does not feel safe to be critical in university based teacher education programs right now, especially if you are junior faculty In the neoliberal era, critical teacher education research gets less and less funding, and professors can be denied tenure or lose their jobs for speaking out against the status quo Also, we know that the pSusan L Groenke and J Amos Hatch It does not feel safe to be critical in university based teacher education programs right now, especially if you are junior faculty In the neoliberal era, critical teacher education research gets less and less funding, and professors can be denied tenure or lose their jobs for speaking out against the status quo Also, we know that the pedagogies critical teacher educators espouse can get beginning K 12 teachers fired or shuffled around, especially if their students test scores are low This, paired with the resistance many of the future teachers who come through our programs predominantly White, middle class, and happy with the current state of affairs show toward critical pedagogy, makes it seem a whole lot easier, less risky, even smart not to do critical pedagogy at all Why bother We believe this book shows we have lots of reasons to bother with critical pe gogy in teacher education, as current educational policies and the neoliberal discourses that vie for the identities of our own local contexts increasingly do not have education for the public good in mind This book shows teacher educators taking risks, seeking out what political theorist James Scott has called the small openings for resistance in the contexts that mark teacher education in the early twenty first century.

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