Talkin' about School and Society: Drs. Michael Apple and Paul Orlowski discuss critical pedagogy at La Bodega Restaurant, Regina, SK. September 26, 2011.

Discussion series format: Join Faculty of Education professors and guests in an engaging conversation about issues affecting our schools. Share your thoughts, concerns and ideas in an informal atmosphere. Complimentary snacks will be provided (full menu available for individual purchases).

Paul Orlowski:

Paul Orlowski taught in BC high schools for 20 years. He completed his doctorate in the sociology of education and social studies education at UBC in 2004. After that, he taught at UBC and at the University of the Fraser Valley in BC, where he was also the department head of the Teacher Education Program for four years. Currently, Paul is a faculty member at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. His research interests include anti-racism, class-consciousness, media literacy,
Aboriginal education, and teaching for democracy.

Paul is the author of a book recently published by Springer:

Teaching About Hegemony: Race, Class and Democracy in the 21st Century (2011). New York: Springer, 213 pp.


Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison,Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of London Institute of Education, and World Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Educational Policy Studies at East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. A former elementary and secondary school teacher and past-president of a teachers union, he has worked with educational systems, governments, universities, and activist and dissident groups throughout the world to democratize educational research, policy, and practice. Professor Apple has written extensively on the politics of educational reform and on the relationship between culture and power. Among his many books are: Ideology and Curriculum; Education and Power; Teachers and Texts; Official Knowledge; Democratic Schools; Cultural Politics and Education; Power, Meaning, and Identity; The State and the Politics of Knowledge; Educating the "Right" Way: Markets, Standards, God, and Inequality; and The Subaltern Speak: Curriculum, Power, and Educational Struggles. Among his recent books are: The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education; The Routledge International Handbook of Sociology of Education; and Global Crises, Social Justice, and Education. His books and articles have won numerous awards and have been translated into many languages. Professor Apple has been selected as one of the fifty most important educational scholars in the 20th Century. His books Ideology and Curriculum and Official Knowledge were also selected as two of the most significant books on education in the 20th Century. He is the editor of an international series of books published by Routledge, Critical Social Thought. He has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Educational Research Association, the UCLA Medal for "Outstanding Academic Achievement," and a number of honorary doctorates by universities throughout the world. Professor Apple has worked on educational reform, lectured, and taught in a considerable number of countries throughout the world, where his material has been extremely influential in the development of more critically democratic educational policies and practices.

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