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Chang, Benjamin "Benji"; McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2018
From the Americas to Asia, neoliberal policy restructuring continues to present major challenges to educational equity. In Hong Kong, teacher educators grapple with training students in pedagogy they believe in, versus the daily status quo of high-stakes exam prep, privatized "shadow education," and a system seemingly pushed to the brink…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Neoliberalism
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McLaren, Peter; Jandric, Petar – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This conversation between Peter McLaren and Petar Jandric brings about some of the most recent and deepest of McLaren's insights into the relationship between revolutionary critical pedagogy and liberation theology, and outlines the main directions of development of McLaren's thought during and after "Pedagogy of Insurrection." In the…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Epistemology, Social Systems
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Hartlep, Nicholas D.; Hensley, Brandon O.; Wells, Kevin E.; Brewer, T. Jameson; Ball, Daisy; McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2017
This study examines select demographics of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellows (n = 644), and whether or not the cohorts of AERA Fellows are becoming more diverse in racial and gender terms in relation to the inaugural year of Fellows in 2008. This study tests the mission statement of this exclusive program to "……
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Networks, College Faculty, Position Papers
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McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This article examines the current crisis of neoliberal capitalism and globalized imperialism from the perspective of a Marxist-humanist approach to pedagogy known as "revolutionary critical pedagogy". It is written as an epistle to the transnational capitalist class, demanding that those who willingly serve its interests reconsider their…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Social Systems, Foreign Policy, Global Approach
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Monzó, Lilia D.; McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
The demise of capitalism was theoretically prophesied by Marx who posited that the world would come to such a state of destruction and human suffering that no amount of coercion or concessions would suffice to stop the massive uprisings that would lead us into a new socialist alternative. Although the downfall of world capitalism may seem…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Critical Thinking, Teaching Methods, Theories
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McLaren, Peter; Jandric, Petar – Policy Futures in Education, 2014
This conversation is the first systemic attempt to capture Peter McLaren's ideas about the relationships between critical revolutionary pedagogy and virtuality. It introduces the main problems with educational postmodernism, explains Peter's return towards the Marxist-humanist trajectory, and addresses contemporary challenges to…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Postmodernism, Marxian Analysis, Humanism
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McLaren, Peter – Policy Futures in Education, 2013
This essay examines the legacy of the late President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez Frias. Shortly after the death of President Chavez, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church and took the name, Francis. The essay contrasts the demonization of Hugo Chavez by the Western corporate media with the adulation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Presidents, Catholics, Clergy
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Jaramillo, Nathalia E.; McLaren, Peter; Lazaro, Fernando – Policy Futures in Education, 2011
Using the term "recuperation" from their experiences working alongside activists in the "occupied factories" of Argentina, the authors illustrate how "occupied spaces" were transformed into "recuperated" sites of pedagogical, cultural and artistic production. Focusing on the IMPA factory (Industrias…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, American Indian Culture, Cultural Centers, Foreign Countries