Contents: Nancye McCrary/E. Wayne Ross: Working for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom: A Community of Teachers, Researchers, and Activists - Nancye McCrary: The Last Teacher - Staughton Lynd: What Is to Be done? - Susan Ohanian: Against Obedience - Alan Singer/Eustace Thompson: Pearson, Inc.: Slashing Away at Hercules' Hydra - Faith Agostinone-Wilson: Relation of Theory and Research to Practice in Social Justice Education - On the Urgency and Relevance of Research for Marxists - Four Arrows and Darcia Narvaez: Reclaiming Our Indigenous Worldview: A More Authentic Baseline for Social/Ecological Justice Work in Education - Rich Gibson: Why It Is Possible and Imperative to Teach Capital, Empire, and Revolution - and How. - Dave Hill: Class Struggle and Education: Neoliberalism, (Neo)conservatism, and the Capitalist Assault on Public Education - Doug Selwyn: Social Justice Education in the Classroom - Social Justice in the Classroom? It Would Be a Good Idea - Patrick Shannon: Poverty, Politics, and Reading Education in the United States. - Glenabah Martinez: Counter-Narratives in State History: The 100 Years of State and Federal Policy Curriculum Project Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies - E. Wayne Ross: Broadening the Circle of Critical Pedagogy - Leah Bayens: Social Justice Education Outside the Classroom: "Putting First Things First": Obligation and Affection in Ecological Agrarian Education. - Tara M. Tuttle: "Barely in the Front Door" but Beyond the Ivory Tower: Women's and Gender Studies Pedagogy Outside the Classroom - Paul Street: Our Pass-Fail Moment: Livable Ecology, Capitalism, Occupy, and What Is to Be Done - Brad J. Porfilio and Michael Watz: Youth-Led Organizations, the Arts, and the 411 Initiative for Change in Canada: Critical Pedagogy for the 21st Century.
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What were once distinct professions for serving others and building knowledge are now communities of workers struggling against a tide of increasingly unregulated capitalism that is being fed by human greed. Teachers have become education workers, joining a working class that is rapidly falling behind and that is increasingly being silenced by the power elite who control nearly all the wealth that once supported a thriving middle class. Working for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom delivers critical counter-narratives aimed at resisting the insatiable greed of a few and supporting a common good for most. The book is dedicated to hopeful communities working against perpetual war, the destruction of our natural environment, increasing poverty, and social inequalities as they fight to preserve democratic ideals in a just and sustainable world. Written by some of the most influential thinkers of our time, this collection is a tapestry of social justice issues woven in and out of formal and informal education. (source: Nielsen Book Data)