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ERIC Number: EJ1001502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1071-4413
Museums as Sites of Critical Pedagogical Practice
Mayo, Peter
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v35 n2 p144-153 2013
Paulo Freire's notion that education is politics is well known to readers involved in areas of critical education, and thus a detailed rehearsal of the burgeoning literature illustrating and elaborating on this view is not necessary. After all, this view has a very long, albeit repressed, history, which anticipates Freire and those who took up the legacy of his thought and action; suffice to mention, for example, work connected with "independent working class education" (Simon 1992; Waugh 2009). Significant for the author's purposes, however, is that an approach to education--such as Freire's, which fore-grounds the histories and unique experiences of industrial working class and other subaltern groups--is capacious and yet critical enough to incorporate several sites of learning, including libraries, coffee shops (as in Cyprus), mining pits ("reading "Capital" in the pit") and sporting arenas. In this article, the author wants to extend this notion of education to include museums, which he suggests are an important and productive site for practicing critical pedagogy. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Language: English
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