Useful Theory

Making Critical Education Practical

by Rebecca A. Goldstein (Volume editor)
©2007 Textbook X, 246 Pages
Series: Counterpoints, Volume 235


One of the greatest challenges for students of critical education theory is making the connection between the theory and its practical application. Critical education theory is personal and political; it can be uncomfortable and freeing, while at the same time being challenging and transforming. Ultimately, critical educational theory is useful. Written in accessible language, this edited collection presents readers with different views of and insights into the topic and illustrates how to connect theory and practice to create a different vision of public education. This is the perfect text for undergraduate and graduate students of education.


X, 246
ISBN (Softcover)
Critical Pedagogy Kritische Pädagogik Aufsatzsammlung Teacher Education
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. X, 246 pp.

Biographical notes

Rebecca A. Goldstein (Volume editor)

The Editor: Rebecca A. Goldstein is Professor of Curriculum and Teaching and Director of the Urban Teaching Academy at Montclair State University in New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in teaching curriculum and change from the Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester. Her research interests include student and teacher identity construction, issues of democracy and social justice in urban schools, and the impacts of No Child Left Behind on urban school reform and teacher education.


Title: Useful Theory