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The Memorized Poem in British and American Public Education

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter investigates recitation's progress within the mass educational systems that developed in Great Britain and the United States over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ... More


Introduction

Catherine Robson

in Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter briefly discusses the history of verse recitation and poetry memorization in Great Britain and the United States and how their societies have come to perceive such ... More


The Politics of Popular Education, 1850–1872

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Scottish politics and party allegiances were dominated to an unusual degree by religion. The Established Church was identified with Conservatism, while the United Presbyterians and the Free Church ... More


Religion and Education

William A. Green

in British Slave Emancipation

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202783
eISBN:
9780191675515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202783.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses popular education, which was Britain's instrument of social control in the West Indies. During British rule, education was seen as a means to tame the multitudes, repress ... More


The British People and the League of Nations: Democracy, Citizenship and Internationalism, c. 1918–45

Helen McCarthy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719086168
eISBN:
9781781702659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086168.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

In the decades following Europe's first total war, millions of British men and women looked to the League of Nations as the symbol and guardian of a new world order based on international ... More


Making Citizens

R. D. Anderson

in Education and the Scottish People 1750–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205159
eISBN:
9780191676529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205159.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines some of the ideological justifications for popular education put forward in Scotland in the late nineteenth century and their practical manifestations in the school curriculum ... More


Worker Centers, Popular Education, and Critical Digital Media Literacy

Sasha Costanza-Chock

in Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028202
eISBN:
9780262322805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028202.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Digital media literacy provides opportunities to take advantage of the changed media ecology, but low-wage immigrant workers face persistent digital inequality. Chapter 5 describes how organizers, ... More


Generative Themes: Freirean Pedagogy and the Politics of Social Research

Paul Apostolidis

in The Fight For Time: Migrant Day Laborers and the Politics of Precarity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190459338
eISBN:
9780190459369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459338.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

This chapter crafts a vision for social research that provokes critical opposition to the forces driving precaritization by drawing on popular education. Freire suggests that researchers should ... More


Connecting Classrooms and Communities: Education, Outreach, and Engagement

Matthew M. Mettler

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This section focuses on teaching in distinct contexts, including popular education, public history, undergraduate classes, and graduate training. It consists of five essays that illustrate how ... More


Pedagogical Experiments in the Brazilian Countryside

Rebecca Tarlau

in Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers' Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870324
eISBN:
9780190870331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870324.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Education

Chapter 1 analyzes the pedagogical experiments that MST activists developed in the Brazilian countryside in the 1980s and 1990s. In the early 1980s these educational experiments were largely isolated ... More


Reformist Chile, Peasant Consciousness, & the Meaning of Christian Democracy, 1964–1969

Andrew J. Kirkendall

in Paulo Freire & the Cold War Politics of Literacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834190
eISBN:
9781469606309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899533_kirkendall.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the new techniques that Paulo Freire had developed for training adults to read and write. The military coup of 1964, however, frustrated his hopes of employing them to ... More


Hosting Workers’ Rights Training Sessions

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses various approaches that have been used by worker centers to develop and conduct workers’ rights training sessions. One of the most fundamental things worker centers do is ... More


Being a Zapatista wherever you are: reflections on academic-activist practice from Latin America to the UK

Paul Chatterton

in Towards Just and Sustainable Economies: The Social and Solidarity Economy North and South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447327226
eISBN:
9781447327240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327226.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter reflects on the experiences of undertaking solidarity work with the Zapatista social movement in the southern Mexico state of Chiapas, and what this means for building the solidarity ... More


“¿Manos Extrañas?”: The 1956 Student Protest and the “Crisis” of Authority

Jaime M. Pensado

in Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786539
eISBN:
9780804787291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786539.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The 1956 student strike in the Politécnico is the focus of this chapter. It argues that, more than any other national student protest, this very significant yet understudied strike signaled the end ... More


Choices and constraints

Marjorie Mayo

in Changing Communities: Stories of Migration, Displacement and Solidarities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447329312
eISBN:
9781447329466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329312.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses upon the extent to which people – and communities - have agency. How far can people make choices freely and/ or how far are people affected by wider structural constraints, when ... More


Introduction

Paul Apostolidis

in The Fight For Time: Migrant Day Laborers and the Politics of Precarity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190459338
eISBN:
9780190459369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459338.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Political Economy

In today’s precaritized world, working people’s experiences strangely are becoming more alike even as their disparities increase. This puzzling situation characterizes workers’ intensified ... More


Socio-structural violence against the poor

Jane Jones and Cathy McCormack

in Health Inequalities: Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198703358
eISBN:
9780191772603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703358.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter is approached from the critical perspective of community activism and popular education, with which the authors have been involved for over 30 years. It is informed by their working ... More


Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers' Movement Transformed Brazilian Education

Rebecca Tarlau

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190870324
eISBN:
9780190870331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190870324.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Education

Contrary to the conventional belief that social movements cannot engage the state without becoming co-opted and demobilized, this study shows how movements can advance their struggles by ... More


Oratory Transactions: John “Orator” Henley and His Critics

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on John “Orator” Henley, a preacher, entrepreneur, and elocutionist who for thirty years operated an oratory in the heart of London. Henley was an Anglican minister who broke ... More


Organizing in Borderlands Communities

Helene Slessarev-Jamir

in Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741238
eISBN:
9780814708705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741238.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the distinctive legacy of Catholic social action and the entrance of Latin American liberative models of praxis into community organizing in the late 1970s. By the 1970s, ... More


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