Anti-Oppressive Education and the Trap of 'Good' Intentions Lessons From an Interdisciplinary Workshop

  title={Anti-Oppressive Education and the Trap of 'Good' Intentions Lessons From an Interdisciplinary Workshop},
  author={Michelle Pagni Stewart and Michael Cappello and Claire Carter},
  journal={Critical Education},
This article is about the challenges of doing anti-oppressive education in a post-secondary context with a community of interdisciplinary colleagues. Critical examination of an anti-oppressive workshop, and subsequent focus group, reveals how good intentions can nevertheless reproduce the conditions we seek to challenge. To make sense of the challenges of doing this work, the authors offer three different analyses of the feedback received in the focus group. Drawing on literature from anti… 
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