Our Schools/Our Selves: Winter 2011

Bright Ideas: Students and educators challenge limits on education
January 6, 2011

This issue of Our Schools/Our Selves is about how students and educators are confronting and resisting a narrow view of education, one that is often (although not exclusively) driven by a standardized, testing-based agenda. Some of the articles focus on strategies within the school system; others look at the very structure of schooling itself. Some tackle the issue of education and social justice; others look at how a narrow definition of education has led to standardization and corporatization in the classroom, with significant implications for life outside of school. Readers will also notice the influence of Paulo Freire on many of the authors, implicitly and explicitly.