Critical Theory and Transformative Learning, 1st Edition

  • Victor X. Wang
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  • ISBN-10: 1522560874
  • ISBN-13: 9781522560876
  • DDC: 370.11
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 333 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released November 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Engaging in genuine dialogue and authentic communication is essential for teachers to assist students’ successes and help them further their education through refining critical thinking skills beyond the classroom. Critical Theory and Transformative Learning is a critical scholarly resource that examines and contrasts the key concepts related to critical approaches in educational settings. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics including repressive tolerance, online teaching, and adult education, this book is geared toward educators, administrators, academicians, and researchers seeking current research on transformative learning and addressing the interconnectedness of important theories and praxis.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Standardization Research (ASR) Book Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Repressive Tolerance and the “Management” of Diversity.
2: Habermas and the Meaning of the Post-Secular Society: Twin Complementary Learning Processes.
3: Destabilizing the Activity System of Online Teaching Through Critical Theory.
4: Work and Emancipation in the Age of Precarious Labor: Thinking With Habermas and His Critics.
5: Critical and Transformational Perspectives on Career and Technical Education in the Twenty-First Century for Urban Adult Learners.
6: Habermas’ Reconceptualization of Historical Materialism as a Social Evolutionary Learning Theory.
7: From Social Learning to Norm Validation: Revitalizing the Emancipatory Aspirations of Adult Education.
8: From Critical Theory to Critical Practice: The Case of a Singular College Strike.
9: Mezirow and the Theory of Transformative Learning.
10: Transformative Learning: A Possible By-Product of Immigrant Learner Participation in Recognition of Acquired Competencies (RAC).
11: The Development of the Entrepreneurial Mindset, Critical Thinking Skills, and Critical Reflective Practices Through Experiential Learning Activities in Graduate Business School.
12: The Transformative Within: Resumes and Sense of “Work Self”.
13: Professional Development in Blended Practice: Some Insights.
14: Online Learning: Autism Spectrum Disorder Professional Preparation.
15: U.S. Army Trainers: The Path to Becoming a Trainer and the Development of Professional Identity.
16: Transformative Learning and the Power of Storytelling.
17: The Role of Instructional Design in Transformative Learning.
18: The Role of Critical Theory in the Development of Multicultural Psychology and Counseling.
19: Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.