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Author Borg, Carmel, author

Title Social class, language and power : 'Letter to a teacher' : Lorenzo Milani and the school of Barbiana / Carmel Borg, Mario Cardona and Sandro Caruana
Published Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Sense Publishers, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 221 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Language Use and Style in 'Lettera a Una Professoressa' -- Letter to a Teacher -- Part One -- Compulsory Schooling Cannot Fail its Students -- Part Two -- At the Magistrali you also Fail, But ... -- Part Three -- Documentation -- Notes and Commentary -- Epilogue
Summary This book foregrounds the ideas of an important European pedagogue whose writings provide insights for a critical social justice oriented approach to education. Lorenzo Milani has all the credentials to be regarded as potentially a key source of inspiration for critical pedagogy. Milani's approach to education for social justice gives importance to a number of issues, notably social class issues, race issues especially with his critique of North-South relations and cultural/technological transfer, the collective dimension of learning and action (emphasis is placed on reading and writing the wo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Contains a translation of: Lettera a una professoressa
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Subject Milani, Lorenzo.
Lettera a una professoressa
Educational sociology -- Italy.
Critical pedagogy -- Italy.
Social justice -- Italy.
Form Electronic book
Author Cardona, Mario, author
Caruana, Sandro, author
ISBN 9462094772
9462094799 (electronic bk.)
9789462094796 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI Lettera a una professoressa. English.