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.
Asks how and why standardized tests have become the ubiquitous standard by which educational achievement and intelligence are measured.
Essays that highlight the role of education in bringing about inclusive citizenship and human rights norms.
A biographical/narrative study of oppression, racism, and resistance in twentieth-century South Africa through the life of Richard Dudley, a teacher/politico.
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.
Offers a sweeping review of conceptions of and approaches to childhood.
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.