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Student Voice

A Companion to Democracy and Its Discontents

  • Karyn Cooper
  • Sardar M. Anwaruddin


  • This volume features graduate students’ dialogical responses to video-taped interviews with noted international scholars in the field of critical literacy education

  • It develops a comprehensive understanding of what it means to teach from a critical literacy perspective, by helping to put theory into practice

  • This compilation of essays sounds a clarion call to examine democratic ways of life to encourage and ensure equitable treatment of all


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anna Ignagni
    Pages 1-13
  3. Johana Beeharry
    Pages 15-26
  4. Rosalie Griffith
    Pages 35-55
  5. Mirela Ciobanu
    Pages 57-85
  6. Jeremy Powell
    Pages 97-104
  7. Austen Koecher
    Pages 105-116
  8. Caileigh Lyn-Piluso
    Pages 117-131
  9. Samantha M. Leska
    Pages 133-151
  10. Robert E. White
    Pages 153-167

About this book


Student Voice: A Companion to Democracy and Its Discontents serves two primary purposes. First, as the title of the volume suggests, it serves as a companion text to Democracy and Its Discontents: Critical Literacy across Global Contexts (Sense Publishers, 2015). Second, the volume features critical dialogues between emerging and established scholars in the field of critical literacy education, broadly defined. It brings together a collection of essays that speak to the possibilities of taking a critical approach to language and literacy education. The contributing authors draw on their life stories and professional experiences to make a strong case for taking a critical approach to education. They demonstrate that the act of teaching always involves a grappling with the entanglement of social, cultural and political forces. In this sense, education is always a normative and ethical enterprise. The authors featured in this book will encourage readers to re-imagine critical education and its emancipatory potential in an age of neo-conservative and corporate assaults on education.  
This volume, written in a lucid and accessible manner, will appeal to a broad readership interested in education. It will be an informative and engaging text in graduate and undergraduate courses on language and literacy education, teacher education, education policy studies, and curriculum studies. In-service teachers, teacher-educators, and school administrators will also find it to be a valuable resource.  
Karyn Cooper is an Associate Professor and Sardar M. Anwaruddin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto.       


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karyn Cooper
    • 1
  • Sardar M. Anwaruddin
    • 2
  1. 1.OISEUniversity of TorontoCanada
  2. 2.OISEUniversity of TorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Student Voice
  • Book Subtitle A Companion to Democracy and Its Discontents
  • Editors Karyn Cooper
    Sardar M. Anwaruddin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-6300-408-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 168
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education, general
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