Toward a critical pedagogy of engagement for alienated youth: insights from Freire and school‐based research

@article{McInerney2009TowardAC,
  title={Toward a critical pedagogy of engagement for alienated youth: insights from Freire and school‐based research},
  author={Peter McInerney},
  journal={Critical Studies in Education},
  year={2009},
  volume={50},
  pages={23 - 35}
}
Although alienation is widely recognized as a barrier to educational success for many students, prevailing explanations tend to focus on psychological traits and individual deficits, rather than the oppressive economic and social structures bearing down on young people. This paper addresses the issues of youth alienation and student engagement from a critical/sociological perspective. Informed by Paulo Freire's philosophy and praxis, I argue that any meaningful response to the phenomenon… Expand
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