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Giroux on Giroux

[from an interview with Carlos Torres]

Part 1

CT: What do you think your contributions to the discourse on critical pedagogy have been?

HG: It is important to stress that I draw upon and work in a critical tradition to which many people have contributed. No one person makes a contribution without the help of others.

. . . I make no claims for originality. I was lucky enough to be writing about issues at a historical time when a number of important theoretical considerations were being debated and many brilliant people were on the scene writing and thinking about new discourses and questions.

. . . Also, I am not sure how I changed the nature of the debate but there were a number of transitions in my work that signaled some changes in the broader debates about educational theory and practice.

Part 2

Giroux Introduction Page
What is Critical Pedagogy? What is the Role of Schools? What is the Role of Teachers? What is the Role of Curriculum? Giroux on Freire Giroux on Giroux Links
Updated: 11/22/99
Laurie Williams