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Pedagogy of Insurrection

From Resurrection to Revolution


Peter McLaren

«Pedagogy of Insurrection» by Peter McLaren has won the American Educational Research Association, Division B Outstanding Book Recognition Award 2016.

Peter McLaren, named Outstanding Educator in America by the Association of Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013 and winner of numerous awards for his scholarship and international political activism, has penned another classic work with Pedagogy of Insurrection. One of the educators that Ana Maria (Nita) Araújo Freire credits as an architect of what has come to be known worldwide as critical pedagogy, and who Paulo Freire named his ‘intellectual cousin,’ McLaren has consistently produced iconoclastic work that has been heralded by educators worldwide as among some of the most significant commentary on the state of education. He is Honorary President of the Instituto McLaren de Pedagogía Crítica y Educación Popular in Ensenada, México, and Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Pedagogy Research at Northeast Normal University in China.
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“Unabashed and undeterred, Peter McLaren offers a new manifesto, written from the ‘shabby lean-to room’ of the American hall-and parlor house that is revolutionary critical pedagogy. Pedagogy of Insurrection is yet another example of Peter’s unflinching critique of our contemporary moment of neoliberal capitalism and its contribution to our crisis of democracy. Beautifully written, creative, and broad and ambitious in its conceptual scope, Pedagogy of Insurrection offers a radical vision of human possibility and social transformation; a reclaiming of critical pedagogy’s connection to a political struggle—a philosophy of praxis. As Peter has argued for nearly four decades, nothing less than a global revolution can be our collective aim and, once again, with Pedagogy of Insurrection, McLaren has leapt into the breach, challenging, no, demanding that we follow him.”

Ernest Morrell, Macy Professor of Education; Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education; President, National Council of Teachers of English; Teachers College, Columbia University

“In this dark night of the soul of global political economy, Pedagogy of Insurrection comes like a wild prophetic yell through the streets that would teach us of the radically democratic demand for revolutionary intolerance that must sound across the planet as never before. Here McLaren’s unparalleled pedagogical poetics rises up with new moral urgency to speak true words for and with humanity—an enflamed series of critical communiqués from the heart, these almost incantatory and expressionistic critical visions courageously unveil the global imaginary of violent corruption and...

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