Culture, Politics & Pedagogy
A Conversation With Henry Giroux
"An active citizen," Henry Giroux observes in this provocative interview, is "somebody who has the capacity not only to understand and engage the world but to transfom it when necessary." The prolific educational theorist speaks passionately about the thin line between education, civic engagement, and social justice; talks candidly about the influence of his friend and mentor Paulo Freire, the Brazilian scholar of progressive education; and advocates for a pedagogy of liberation that challenges inequality and authoritarianism. Essential for education and cultural studies courses.
Sections: Introduction | On Paulo Freire | Freire's Legacy | Liberating Teaching | No Child Left Behind? | Race & Democratic Education | Questioning Authoritarianism | Media Education | On Agency | The War on Kids | Staying Unfinished | Struggling for the Future
Henry Giroux is one of the leading writers and educators associated with the Critical Theory tradition in education. His first book, Ideology, Culture and the Process of Schooling
, (1981), established him as an important voice in the world of educational theory. Since then he has authored more than 20 books, and over 200 scholarly articles and chapters. Presently he is the Waterbury Chair Professor in Secondary Education in Penn State's College of Education, and serves as the Director of the Waterbury Forum in Education and Cultural Studies.
Producer: Dr. Janice Welsch & Bill Yousman
Director: Mark Traverso of SCI Television Productions
Narrator: Henry Giroux
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