Journal of Thought

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 1-2, Spring-Summer

Access to Academies for All Students: Critical Approaches to Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy
Access to Academies for All Students: Critical Approaches to Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy P. Kluth, D. Straut, & D. Biklen (Editors) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003 This text is a compilation of chapters...
A Critical Examination of Learning Disabilities in Mathematics: Applying the Lens of Ableism
Introduction Background and Rationale Over half of the students who receive special education services are labeled as learning disabled (LD); they comprise approximately five to six percent of the entire K-12 student population (Hehir, 2005)....
Afterward: Ten Short Years-Acting on Freire's Requests
It's been a short ten years since Paulo Freire died--a ten years that has witnessed 9-11 and George W. Bush's use (with the assistance of his neo-conservative puppet masters) of the tragedy to justify a plethora of fascist oriented changes in U.S....
Fostering a Critical Conscious-A Wide Awakeness-In New Teachers through Student Teaching Abroad
"To educate is simply to form," Freire (1998, 39) tells us. Who forms and who is being formed? And how do we prepare ethical, critically conscious educators who will, as Freire envisions, respect their students as whole human beings? How do we foster...
Freirean Cultural Lenses for Promoting Future Teacher Literacy Knowledge: Dominant Literacy Discourses and Majority Interns in a Minority High School
How is it possible for us to work in a community without feeling the spirit of the culture that has been there for many years, without trying to understand the soul of the culture?" --Paulo Freire cited in Gadotti, 1994 Introduction Upon reflection...
Freire's Understanding of History, Current Reality, and Future Aspirations: His Dream, Take on Ethics, and Pedagogy of Solidarity
Paulo Freire's work can assist nearly anyone as she or he seeks to interpret history, to obtain a handle on the present, and to foresee the future. His ideas were impregnated with ontological hope, foundational understandings of our society and transformational...
Guest Editorial
It is more than an honor to write an introduction to this excellent collection of essays for the Journal of Thought. Commemorating the tenth year since Paulo Freire died, we are especially cognizant of the reverberations of his thoughts, philosophy,...
Implementing Freirean Perspectives in HIV-AIDS Education among Preliterate Guatemalan Maya Immigrants
The focus of this study was on a HIV-AIDS education project undertaken as a facet of a broader Family Literacy Program (FLP), implemented within a Guatemalan Maya immigrant community in south Florida. Project participants had typically experienced...
Is It Time to Shelve Paulo Freire?
No doubt some will consider the question "Is It Time to Shelve Freire?" a singularly asinine query, especially when this issue of the Journal of Thought is devoted to an examination, application, extension, and utilization, if not critique, of his...
Linking Words and Worlds through Curriculum Integration
In literacy programs, the subject of Social Studies is not always present. At least it is not foregrounded. When it appears, it does so in a secondary way, without its critical properties. In fact, this subject is frequently reduced to dimensions of...
More Fully Human: Principals as Freirean Liberators
Introduction This article calls for an investigation into a new breed of urban school leadership consistent with Freirean notions of dialogue, praxis, and pedagogy (Freire, 1993) in work with youth. Critical theorists have called for educational...
Paulo Freire: Community-Based Arts Education
Portraiture Portraiture, as used in this study, is a way of presenting data as a collection of stories--stories told in an attempt to illuminate historical, social, and cultural influences on Freire's life, his influence on Francisco Brennand, Ana...
Postcards to Paulo: Enacting Critical Pedagogy in the Action Research Classroom
Only human beings are praxis--the praxis which, as the reflection and action which truly transform reality, is the source of knowledge and creation.... It is as transforming and creative beings that humans, in their permanent relations with reality,...
Re-Membering Freire: The Links between Hip-Hop Culture and Paulo Freire
Introduction From its onset, Hip Hop has been inextricably linked to critical thought. With its roots in West African culture and the identity of the griot (1)/bard (Keyes, 2002), spreading through the Caribbean (George, 1998; Rose, 1994; Kitwana,...