Pedagogy of Insurrection by Peter McLaren has won the American Educational Research Association, Division B Outstanding Book Recognition Award 2016.
Peter McLaren, named Outstanding Educator in America by the Association of Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013 and winner of numerous awards for his scholarship and international political activism, has penned another classic work with Pedagogy of Insurrection. One of the educators that Ana Maria (Nita) Araújo Freire credits as an architect of what has come to be known worldwide as critical pedagogy, and who Paulo Freire named his ‘intellectual cousin,’ McLaren has consistently produced iconoclastic work that has been heralded by educators worldwide as among some of the most significant commentary on the state of education. He is Honorary President of the Instituto McLaren de Pedagogía Crítica y Educación Popular in Ensenada, México, and Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Pedagogy Research at Northeast Normal University in China.
«Unabashed and undeterred, Peter McLaren offers a new manifesto, written from the ‘shabby lean-to room’ of the American hall-and parlor house that is revolutionary critical pedagogy. Pedagogy of Insurrection is yet another example of Peter’s unflinching critique of our contemporary moment of neoliberal capitalism and its contribution to our crisis of democracy. Beautifully written, creative, and broad and ambitious in its conceptual scope, Pedagogy of Insurrection offers a radical vision of human possibility and social transformation; a reclaiming of critical pedagogy’s connection to a political struggle - a philosophy of praxis. As Peter has argued for nearly four decades, nothing less than a global revolution can be our collective aim and, once again, with Pedagogy of Insurrection, McLaren has leapt into the breach, challenging, no, demanding that we follow him.»
(Ernest Morrell, Macy Professor of Education; Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education; President, National Council of Teachers of English; Teachers College, Columbia University)
«In this dark night of the soul of global political economy, Pedagogy of Insurrection comes like a wild prophetic yell through the streets that would teach us of the radically democratic demand for revolutionary intolerance that must sound across the planet as never before. Here McLaren’s unparalleled pedagogical poetics rises up with new moral urgency to speak true words for and with humanity - an enflamed series of critical communiqués from the heart, these almost incantatory and expressionistic critical visions courageously unveil the global imaginary of violent corruption and terror and inveigh against the transnationally institutionalized denigration of the educational hope that we the people may still yet learn that the beloved community can be here now as soon as we demand it. Then, like non-GMO seeds scattered everywhere, this book salutes the diverse movements for the total liberation of life on earth that move us toward the eschatalogical omega point that will be the abolition of the masters of war and their historical domination of nature. ¡Hasta siempre, Comandante!»
(Richard Kahn, Core Faculty in Education, Antioch University Los Angeles)
«The modernist separation of church and state has functioned well to silence both radical discourses of spirituality and public life, even when they might point us toward formidable theological, pedagogical, and communal practices of resistance, insurrection, and transformation. In this unique and courageous revolutionary volume, Peter McLaren cultivates exciting new ground for rethinking a pedagogy and politics of global liberation, including formidable re-readings of historical figures and reasserting their place in the long recalcitrant struggle for human emancipation. At the very heart of this passionate manifesto lies a deep yearning for an ethical world that can propel us beyond the mania of racialized capitalism and its advancing destruction of the planet.»
(Antonia Darder, Leavey Endowed Chair in Ethics and Moral Leadership, Loyola Marymount University, Author of A Dissident Voice: Essays on Culture, Pedagogy, and Power)
«With Pedagogy of Insurrection, McLaren again makes it clear that he simply has no equal today in writing revolution as critical pedagogy. In this book, he brings a photorealist poetics to a searing political vision; he applies a street-savvy Marxism and a salvaged Jesus to contemporary social movements. His is a rage against the machine with the facts lined up, with history present, with teeth and heart bared. If this be McLaren’s manifesto for a new humanity, it is also, without missing a beat, his Ginsbergian Howl.»
(John Willinsky, Stanford University)
About the Author:
Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, International Ambassador of Global Ethics and Social Justice and Co-Director of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University in Orange, California. He is also Chair Professor at Northeast Normal University in Changchun China where he serves as Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Pedagogy Research. Professor McLaren served as Professor of Education, Director of the Center for Education and Cultural Studies and Renowned Scholar-in-Residence for 8 years at Miami University of Ohio and 20 years as Professor of Education at The University of California, Los Angeles. Professor McLaren is the author and editor of 45 books and several hundred scholarly articles. His writings and political activism have received major national and international awards. His work has been translated into thirty languages. Professor McLaren is considered one of the architects and leading exponents of critical pedagogy worldwide.