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Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change
  • Ira Shor
  • Political Science
  • 1 November 1992
Ira Shor is a pioneer in the field of critical education who for over twenty years has been experimenting with learning methods. His work creatively adapts the ideas of Brazilian educator PauloExpand
When Students Have Power: Negotiating Authority in a Critical Pedagogy
What happens when teachers share power with students? In this text, Ira Shor - one of the earliest proponents of critical pedagogy in the United States - relates the story of an experiment thatExpand
A Pedagogy for Liberation: Dialogues on Transforming Education
Preface and Acknowledgements - Introduction: The Dream of Liberating Education - How Can Teachers Become Liberating Educators? - What are the Fears and Risks of Transformation? - Is there StructureExpand
What is Critical Literacy
We are what we say and do. The way we speak and are spoken to help shape us into the people we become. Through words and other actions, we build ourselves in a world that is building us. That worldExpand
Critical Teaching And Everyday Life
In this unique book on education, Shor develops teaching theory side-by-side with a political analysis of schooling. Drawing on the work of Paulo Freire, he offers the first practical and theoreticalExpand
A Pedagogy for Liberation
What is the “Dialogical Method” of Teaching?
Shor and Freire discuss here the dialogical method of liberatory education. Dialogue is not a mere technique to achieve some cognitive results; dialogue is a means to transform social relations inExpand
Freire for the Classroom: A Sourcebook for Liberatory Teaching
"Freire for the Classroom" is an anthology of essays by teachers using Paulo Freire's methods in their classrooms. These essays, collected from professional journals, represent some of the bestExpand
Culture Wars: School and Society in the Conservative Restoration 1969-1984.
This lively and controversial work critiques the conservative efforts in the 1970s and 1980s to undo the educational reforms of the 1960s, to reestablish control over the curriculum, and to changeExpand