Presence of Mind: Education and the Politics of Deception


Widely misunderstood & misinterpreted at its most basic level, critical pedagogy provides a lens through which educators & students are better able to examine & interact with the real, underlying power relationships that structure our world. Taking up the ever-shifting cultural & political landscape in the United States, Presence of Mind addresses how power manifests itself within & across different social & educational terrain &, covering a number of contemporary topics & polemics that are central to teaching educational theory & practice. Pepi Leistyna argues that it is imperative that both students & teachers take ownership of educational practice by developing theoretical frameworks that historically & socially situate the deeply embedded roots of racism, discrimination, violence, & disempowerment in this country to better understand their roles as educators & citizens.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boulder, CO
Publication year:
  • 1998


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