Education (EDUC) - Critical Pedagogy and Approaches to Democratic Education

EDUC 5166  Critical Pedagogy and Approaches to Democratic Education


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




The purpose of this course is to discuss both the erosion of democracy in our education system and possibilities for its revitalization. The course will focus on theory and practice, and wherever possible the various components of the course will be examined within the context of Ontario. We will examine issues such as standardization, outcomes-based education, marketization of education, and the struggle for equity, diversity, and social justice in schools. The readings will focus on democratic and critical pedagogical theorists such as Dewey, Freire, Apple, McLaren, Giroux and others as well as leading Canadian Scholars.

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