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Gannon, Susanne; Sawyer, Wayne – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
This paper examines the media and political landscapes within which "whole language" is currently constituted in Australia. Through surveying the themes and rhetoric deployed in media texts over recent years, we consider how "whole language" has been taken up as part of a wider media campaign around education generally. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Young Adults, Mass Media Use
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Cambourne, Brian; Turbill, Jan – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2007
Cambourne and Turbill trace the growth, change and finally marginalisation of progressive approaches to literacy education by examining whole language philosophy in Australia from the 1960s to the present. Using a critical lens, Cambourne and Turbill describe how whole language has been positioned throughout the last nearly 50 years in terms of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Educational Change, Time Perspective
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Martin, Gregory – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
This article explores the collective works of Peter McLaren and his contribution to critical pedagogy within the field of education and beyond the academy. To understand how McLaren's work took a radical turn in the 1990s, the article traces the historical development of his praxis. In particular, McLaren's engagement with the postmodern Left and…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Denzin, Norman K. – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
Reading forward from the recently released secret Downing Street Memos, to the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, in this performance text I critique the Bush Administration and its reliance on science, or evidence-based models of inquiry (SBR). SBR raises issues concerning the politics of truth and evidence. These issues intersect with the ways in…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Evidence, Federal Programs, Educational Legislation
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McLaren, Peter – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2005
Drawing upon a Hegelian-Marxist critique of political economy that underscores the fundamental importance of developing a philosophy of praxis, the author theorizes a revolutionary Freireian critical pedagogy which seeks forms of organization that best enable the pursuit of doing critical philosophy as a way of life. The authors argues that the…
Descriptors: Praxis, Educational Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Politics of Education