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Autor: Paul Orlowski
Titel: Teaching About Hegemony Race, Class and Democracy in the 21st Century
Verlag: Springer-Verlag
ISBN/ISSN: 9789400714182
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Preis : CHF 30.80
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Kategorie: Pädagogik
Sprache: English
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Seiten: 216
Kopierschutz: DRM
Geräte: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
Formate: PDF
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Political progressives in Canada and the United States are deeply concerned by the manner in which their countries treat their poor. They are dismayed at the dismantling of the social welfare state, the weakening of public education systems and the grotesque and ever-growing inequality of wealth. To remedy this problem, citizens need to be more aware of how political ideology influences attitudes and actions, and they need to better comprehend the effects of hegemonic discourses in the corporate media and school curriculum. This book informs educators how to develop context-specific pedagogy that will help achieve a more enlightened citizenry and, as a result, a stronger democracy.

 

Teaching about Hegemony: Race, Class and Democracy in the 21st Century promotes a progressive agenda for teaching that is rooted in critical pedagogy, it explains why ideological critique is necessary in raising political consciousness, it deconstructs white, middle-class hegemony in the formal school curriculum, and it examines corporate media and school curriculum as hegemonic devices. It also covers recent theory and research about race, class and democracy and how best to teach about these topics. Combining theory and sociological research with pedagogical approaches and classroom narratives, this book is fundamental for progressive educators interested in developing a politically conscious, progressive and active citizenry hungry for a stronger civil society.

Inhaltsverzeichnis
Preface5
Acknowledgments8
Contents9
About the Author13
1 An Introduction14
So What Does Hegemony Mean?15
Chapter 1: An Introduction18
Part I: Mostly Theory -- Ideology, Discourse, Hegemony, and the Curriculum18
Chapter 2: What's Ideology Got to Do with It?18
Chapter 3: The Power of Discourse, Of course!19
Chapter 4: The Purpose of Schooling: Ideology in the Formal and the ''Enacted'' Curriculum19
Part II: Less Theory, More Applications and Practice: Deconstructing Racial and Class Discourses for a Stronger Democracy20
Chapter 5: Teaching About Race and Racism in Our Past and Present20
Chapter 6: Social Class: The Forgotten Identity Marker in Social Studies Education21
Chapter 7: Liberal Discourses About Aboriginal Students -- A Case Study of Power Blindness23
Chapter 8: Ideology, Democracy, and the ''Good'' Citizen24
Chapter 9: Neoliberalism: Laissez-Faire Revisited?25
Chapter 10: Some Final Reflections: Dare the Schools Teach for a Fair Social Order?25
A Few Words About Teacher Education26
Questions to Ponder27
Notes28
References28
Part I Mostly Theory -- Ideology, Discourse, Hegemony, and the Curriculum30
2 What's Ideology Got to Do With It?31
Political Ideology in Its Historical Context31
Modernity34
The Ideologies of Modernity35
Liberalism36
Socialism38
Conservatism40
Postmodernist Critiques of Modernity's Ideologies42
Ideology Today43
What Is Meant by Left Wing and Right Wing in Today's Politics?43
Suggestions to Further Comprehension45
Questions to Ponder47
Notes47
References48
3 The Power of Discourse, Of course!49
Critical Discourse Analysis: A Brief Introduction50
A Poststructuralist Approach to Understanding Power51
Discursive Formations52
Discourse and the Evolving Nature of Ideology52
Discourse and Resistance to Power54
Hegemony54
Counterhegemonic Discourses56
Social Positionality and Life Experiences58
Locating Oneself in Our Racial Relations: Some Personal Reflections60
For Reflection63
Questions to Ponder63
Notes63
References64
4 The Purpose of Schooling: Ideology in the Formal and 64
4 The Purpose of Schooling: Ideology in the Formal and 64
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Teacher Accountability and a Relevant Curriculum66
The Struggle over the Curriculum: A Brief History69
Ideology and the Purpose of Schools: Then and Now70
The Formal Curriculum and Political Ideology72
Examples of Political Ideology in the B.C. Curriculum75
The Enacted Curriculum and Race--Class Intersections77
Example 1: The Ludlow Massacre77
Example 2: Exploiting White Working-Class Racism in B.C.'s Coal Mines and Beyond78
Example 3: Women's Rights Across Space and Time: A Race--Class--Gender Intersection81
Questions to Ponder82
Notes84
References84
Part II Less Theory, More Applications and Practice: Deconstructing Racial and Class Discourses for a Stronger Democracy86
5 Teaching About Race and Racism in Our Past and Present87
Forms of Racism: A Narrative of a Teacher/Educational Researcher88
A Few Words About Race and Racism in the Context of North America91
An Introduction to Racial Discourses92
The Essentialist Discourse in Social Studies93
The Color-Blind Discourse in Social Studies97
The Race-Cognizance Discourse in Social Studies99
Political Ideology and Multiculturalism101
A Few Words on Contemporary Racial Discourses103
Questions to Ponder104
Notes106
References106
6 Social Class: The Forgotten Identity Marker in Social Studies Education108
A Waning Class Consciousness -- Can Ideology Critique Help?109
Ideology and Economic Issues111
Public Education and Class Consciousness112
Ideology in the Social Studies Curriculum113
The Curriculum and the Individual117
Ideology and Discourses of Working-Class Academic Performance118
Ideology and How Veteran Teachers View Issues of Social Class and Working-Class Students120