Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy

Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy

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This collection attempts to incorporate cultural studies into the understanding of schooling, not simply addressing how students read themselves as qmembersq of a distinct culture, but how they, along with teachers and administrators, read popular texts in general. The purpose of this book is to suggest some alternative directions critical pedagogy can take in its critique of popular culture by inviting multiple reading of popular texts into its analysis of schooling and seeing many forms of popular culture as critical pedagogical texts.Unlike earlier school films, for example, To Sir with Love (1967) and Conrak ( 1974), that challenge the prevailing ideas about whata#39;s worth knowing and seek answers from the students themselves, more recent exemplars of the genre validate the current, standardized course of study. They tout advanced placement and self-discovery for the privileged (the 1989 film Dead Poets Society) and minimal competencies for the culturally disenfranchised (for example, Summer School (1987)anbsp;...

Title:Popular Culture and Critical Pedagogy
Author:Toby Daspit, John A. Weaver
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-09-10


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