Foundations of Education
The Politics of Inquiry
Argues against the “culture of science” currently dominating education discourse and in favor of a more critical understanding of various modes of inquiry.
Presents John Dewey’s theory of inquiry and applies it to various areas of the primary, middle, and secondary school curricula.
A Measure of Failure
Asks how and why standardized tests have become the ubiquitous standard by which educational achievement and intelligence are measured.
Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship
Essays that highlight the role of education in bringing about inclusive citizenship and human rights norms.
Teacher and Comrade
A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.
Free School Teaching
Chronicles the author’s personal and professional journey within the American educational system.
Late to Class
Looks at the educational experiences of poor, working class, and middle class students against the backdrop of complicated class stratification in a shifting global economy.
Democratic Education Stretched Thin
Argues that the complexity of our pluralistic social world demands an enriched conception of democratic education.
Caring in an Unjust World
Looks at the ways in which social structures and relationships within schools define, enable, or constrain an ethic of caring, especially for historically marginalized groups of students.