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dc.contributor.authorTrowbridge, Terryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-09T20:23:05Z
dc.date.available2010-03-09T20:23:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-03-09T20:23:05Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2955
dc.description.abstractThe Clemente Course in the Humanities is an anti-poverty intervention for adults who self-identity as "poor" and humanities instructors. The course was created in 1995 by journalist Earl Shorris, who based the curriculum on a Socratic method of pedagogy and the "great books" canon of Robert Hutchins. It began as a community-based initiative in urban US settings, but since 1997 Mayan, Yup'ik and Cherokee iterations have been created, as well as on-campus bridge courses for non-traditional students to explore college-level education in Canada and the USA. The course potentially conflicts with critical pedagogy because the critical theories of Paulo Freire and contemporary cultural studies reject traditional notions of both the canon and teaching. However, a comparison between Shorris' and bell hooks' theories of oppression reveals significant similarities between his "surround of force" and her "capitalist imperialist white supremacist patriarchy," with implications for liberal studies and critical pedagogy.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectPoor--Education.en_US
dc.subjectPoor children--Education.en_US
dc.subjectEconomic assistance, Domesticen_US
dc.subjectPoor--Political activity.en_US
dc.titleThe Clemente Course in the Humanities and critical pedagogy : a comparative analysis of Earl Shorris and bell hooks on poverty, racism, imperialism and patriarchyen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Social Justice and Equity Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Justice and Equity Studies Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US


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