Practicing Critical Pedagogy

The Influences of Joe L. Kincheloe

  • Mary Frances Agnello
  • William Martin Reynolds

Part of the Critical Studies of Education book series (CSOE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Joe L. Kincheloe: As Pillar

  3. Joe L. Kincheloe: Transforming the World

  4. Joe L. Kincheloe: “A Man for All Seasons”

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 141-141

About this book


This edited text recaptures many of Joe L. Kincheloe’s national and international influences. An advocate and a scholar in the social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education, he dedicated his professional life to his vision of critical pedagogy.  The authors in this volume found mentorship, as well as kinship, in Joe and express the many ways in which he and his work made profound differences in their work and lives. Joe’s research always pushed the limits of what critically reflective and informed teaching entailed, never diluting the import of comprehending the complexity of sociopolitical, cultural, economic, and educational discourses and practices. Dedicated to a praxis of social and political activism rooted in students’ development as citizens and workers, the labor of teachers as action researchers, cultural workers, and social mediators is always at the heart of all he achieved. We who were so influenced directly and indirectly by him knew his genius and relished the generosity with which he shared his ideas, advice, encouragement, and art. The world is better because of Joe L. Kincheloe scholarship—inextricably related to “critical” critical thinking and enactment of education that tenaciously interrupts complacency, mediocrity, always responding thoughtfully to particular educational contexts.


Bricolage Kincheloe Critical classroom pedagogy Critical educator Critical historiography Critical pedagogy practice Critical theory and education Curriculum educator Democracy education Democratic educational practices Joe Kincheloe Paulo Freire Postmodern educational philosophy Qualitative education research Social foundations of education Teacher educator Teachers as researchers Curriculum Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Frances Agnello
    • 1
  • William Martin Reynolds
    • 2
  1. 1.Akita International University, JapanAkitaJapan
  2. 2.Department of CurriculumGeorgia Southern UniversityGeorgiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25845-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25847-8
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