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International struggles for critical democratic education

By Matthew Knoester (ed.). Peter Lang Publishing Inc., New York. 2012. 178 pp. Counterpoints series, vol. 427. ISBN 978-1-4331-1600-1 (hbk), ISBN 978-1-4331-1599-8 (pbk)

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  1. Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937) was an Italian philosopher, sociologist and linguist, who was imprisoned by Mussolini’s fascist regime. He is well known for his concept of cultural hegemony.

  2. Deborah Meier (born 1931) is an American educator and author, who founded small schools in New York City’s Harlem and in Boston. She is, therefore, considered to be the founder of the Small School Movement (or Initiative). She wrote, among others, the acclaimed book The Power of their ideas: Lessons for America from a small school in Harlem (2002). Central Park East Secondary School is still regarded as a model of urban education reform. Meier promotes new methods that improve democracy and equity in public education.

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Štrajn, D. International struggles for critical democratic education. Int Rev Educ 59, 133–135 (2013).

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