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Deconstructing globalization discourse, and unveiling its effects on education through critical pedagogy

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Deconstructing globalization discourse, and unveiling its effects on education through critical pedagogy

Phillips, Christine (2008) Deconstructing globalization discourse, and unveiling its effects on education through critical pedagogy. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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A purposefully slippery and ambiguous definition of modern globalization is defining our epoch, rendering the perception of global citizens as powerless to affect it. In an attempt to unravel and understand globalization processes, a literature review of critical pedagogy was conducted in order to acquire the tools to investigate globalization critically. I examine processes of globalization and their effects on Western education, namely Canada and the U.S., and explore how critical pedagogy can be used as a tool to address some of the negative forces of globalization by acting as a vehicle for globalization from below. The investigation into critical pedagogy researches the foundations of critical pedagogy and its key concepts, as well as today's most prominent critical pedagogues, and some critiques. Most importantly, it attempts to link the economic, political, and cultural forces of globalization to the dominant ideology and hegemony driving them. This thesis hopes to contribute to the research in critical pedagogy's effectiveness by examining to what extent critical pedagogy is compatible with our modern epoch of globalization, and also to what degree the learner, I, was able to become critically conscious on the subject and thus in everyday life

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Phillips, Christine
Pagination:x, 68 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Educational Studies
Date:2008
Thesis Supervisor(s):Naseem, Ayaz
ID Code:975694
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 16:13
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:40
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