Theory for Education provides a concise and clear introduction to key contemporary theorists, including their lives, major works and ideas. Written for the student in need of a quick introduction or for the scholar brushing up on details, this new volume in the theory4 series presents major thinkers whose work and ideas have shaped critical thinking in our time. Greg Dimitriadis and George Kamberelis underscore the particular relevance of these thinkers for the field of education - their work on education, how others in education have used them and possible future directions for teachers and researchers.
Theory for Education's ease of use, clarity and comprehensive scope will be invaluable for those entering the field.
Adapted from Theory for Religious Studies, by William E. Deal and Timothy K. Beal.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part 1: Predecessors. Sigmund Freud. Karl Marx. Jean Piaget. Ferdinand de Saussure Part 2: Theory for Education. Mikhail Bakhtin. Jean Baudrillard. Basil Bernstein. Pierre Bourdieu. Jerone Bruner. Judith Butler. Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari. Jacques Derrida. John Dewey. Michel Foucault. Paulo Freire. Clifford Geertz. Antonio Gramsci. Stuart Hall. Bell Hooks. Jacques Lacan. Jean-François Lyotard. Edward W. Said. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Lev Vygotsky. Raymond Williams
George Kamberelis is an associate professor in the Department of Reading at the University at Albany, SUNY. His teaching and research focus on social and cultural dimensions of educational practice, philosophical foundations of inquiry, and media literacies. His work has appeared in books and journals across a range of disciplines-literacy, education, linguistics, psychology, legal studies, qualitative inquiry, and human geography.