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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29889

Title: Researching Class Consciousness: The Transgression of a Radical Educator Across Three Continents
Authors: Thomson, Marion Arthur
Advisor: Goldstein, Tara
Department: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
Keywords: radical education
working class consciousness
formative experience
revolutionary critical pedagogy
popular education
popular theatre
sociological auto/biography
critical human rights
arts based education
Ghana
Scotland
collective self
ontology/epistemology
anti-racism
critical consciousness
oral history
gender and class
communist/socialist parties
auto-ethnography
ideology of educator
mining communities and unionism
organic intellectuals
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2011
Abstract: This study addresses the topic of class consciousness and the radical educator. Using the theory of revolutionary critical pedagogy and Marxist humanism I examine the impact of formative experience and class consciousness on my own radical praxis across three continents. The methodology of auto/biography is used to interrogate my own life history. I excavate my own formative experience in Scotland, Canada and my radical praxis as a human rights educator in Ghana West Africa. The study is particularly interested in the possibility of a radical educator transgressing across race, whiteness and gender while working in Ghana, West Africa. Chapter One begins by discussing the theory of revolutionary critical pedagogy, Marxist humanism and theories of the self. Chapter Two assesses the methodology of auto/biography,research methods and an introduction to formative experience. Chapter Three, Four and Five contain excavation sites from Scotland, Canada and Ghana with accompanying analysis. Chapter Six concludes with a summary of research findings.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/29889
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