List of contributors. Foreword; A. Hargreaves. Prologue; K. Cooper and R.E. White. Part 1: Critical literacy for a democratic education. 1. K. Cooper and R.E. White; Critical literacy in action: action research in a grade three classroom. 2. C. Edelsky and M. Cherland; A critical issue in critical literacy: the "popularity effect". 3. P. Inglis and J. Willinsky; Soup kitchen democracy: practical, critical lessons in theory. 4. B. Comber; Critical literacy educators at work: examining dispositions, discursive resources and repertoires of practice. Part 2: Critical learning for a democratic education. 5. R.A. Brosio; Critical theory for schooling-education and society: grounded in political economy. 6. B.J. Thayer-Bacon; Shared authority in democratic classrooms; communities-always-in-the-making. 7. W.F. Pinar; Teaching the queer character of racism. 8. D.G. Smith; Not rocket science: on the limits of conservative pedagogy. Part 3: Critical leadership for a democratic education. 9: D. Waite et al.; Duplicity, democracy and domesticity: educational leadership for democratic action. 10. N. De Lissovoy and P. McLaren; Ghosts in the procedures: notes on teaching and subjectivity in a new era. 11. H. Janks with P. Sethole; Reaching out and reaching in: "we had to develop ourselves first, before anybody can develop us". 12. T. Wrigley; Opening the text: voicing a future. Epilogue; K. Cooper and R.E. White; Literacy, learning and leadership: a critical focus on democratic schooling. Index.
Premised on the need for democratic education and positive social change, this book is about being sensitive to, respecting, and honoring differences. It connects the professional lives of educators with critical democratic practices. It also presents the experiences of professionals involved in effecting positive change.
Providing a tool for the exploration, empowerment and progress of educators and students as a unique, educational resource
Bridges the gap between the theoretical and practical aspects of literacy, learning and leadership as it is based on relevant theoretical concepts