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Contribution to Book
Developing Urban Youth Voice: A Framework for Culturally Responsive Classrooms
School Sucks! Arguments for Alternative Education
  • Christopher B. Knaus, University of Washington Tacoma
Publication Date
4-30-2013
Document Type
Book Chapter
Abstract

School Sucks! is designed to complement the dominant discourse of school reform by presenting a compendium of critical pedagogical writings that analyze the current issues in urban education and demonstrate alternative praxis for failing schools. The two editors of this volume also serve as the series editors for Peter Lang Publishing's Educational Psychology and Black Studies and Critical Thinking series, giving them remarkable resources from which to draw this selection of writings that represent the very best concepts of pedagogy and praxis. School Sucks! furthers the reader's knowledge of the pretext of urban educational problems and promotes a positive praxis of urban educational reform. Inspired by mentors Mary McLeod Bethune and Paulo Freire, School Sucks! employs a critical pedagogy and praxis in calling for wholesale changes within our urban schools.

Citation Information
Knaus, C. B. (2013). Developing Urban Youth Voice: A Framework for Culturally Responsive Classrooms. In R. Brock & G. S. Goodman (Eds.), School Sucks! Arguments for Alternative Education (First edition, pp. 9-42). New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc.