Henry Giroux is one of the leading writers and
educators associated with the Critical Theory tradition in education.
His first book, Ideology, Culture and the Process of Schooling,
(1981), established him as an important voice in the world of
educational theory. Since then he has authored more than 20 books,
and over 200 scholarly articles and chapters.
Presently he is the Waterbury Chair Professor
in Secondary Education in Penn State's College of Education, and
serves as the Director of the Waterbury Forum in Education and
Cultural Studies. In addition to his academic life he is married
and has three children.
The following pages will introduce you to Henry's
thoughts on critical pedagogy and its role in education. These
quotes were taken from an interview he gave to Carlos Torres.
A transcript of the interview was sent to Cynthia Duda (November,
1999) by Henry Giroux, to be used for this website. A more complete
version of the interview is published in Education, Power,
and Personal Biography: Introduction to Dialogues with Critical
Educators, edited by Carlos A. Torres.