DISNEY AND THE END OF INNOCENCE ( HENRY A. GIROUX)
A really interesting Book for all those who cares about education and culture!- American professor who follows PAULO FREIRE’s critical pedagogy – A clarification for those people (and some teachers), who still believe that education is “NEUTRAL”……
“Teaching and learning are deeply POLITICAL practices. These practices are POLITICAL at all times of the circuit of Knowledge production (who produces knowledge?, For whom?), which knowledge and what forms of knowledge (according to what plan?, useful for what?)- in its publication, in the circulation and in the accessibility, on its professional and popular uses and on their impacts in everyday life Knowledge depends on political choices.
However, the Official speech about education not only ignores the ideological nature of teaching and learning but also excludes from the political dimension , education and culture, reducing it to a purely aesthetic discourse or a quasi-religious call to celebrate the “big books “and the “great traditions” of the “western civilization”.
There’s no field that can escape FROM POLITICS!