Reconstructing Education: Toward a Pedagogy of Critical Humanism

Synopsis

Drawing on elements of progressive education, existential theory, feminist pedagogy, and values education, Reconstructing Education combines the holistic-psychological concerns of humanistic education with the sociopolitical contextualization of critical pedagogy. This empowering example of an educational system that motivates students and encourages them to become active members in a truly democratic society also reviews this century's educational theories and the way this new theory and practice developed over the past 17 years in one of North America's most experimental postsecondary programs, The New School of Dawson College.