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Encountering Education

Elements for a Marxist Pedagogy

This book is available open-access here. It is to be launched at a webinar on April 16: register here. It is common knowledge that Marx insisted philosophers should not just interpret the world but change it. Yet many forget, repress, or bypass (for various material and theoretical reasons) the direction toward which he wanted to change […]

Full Citation Information:
Ford, D. R. (2022). Encountering Education: Elements for a Marxist Pedagogy. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/encountering-education/

Derek R. Ford

Derek R. Ford is assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University, where they teach and research about the connection between educational theory and contemporary politics. They’re primarily concerned with ways that pedagogy can help us reimagine and reenact our ways of being together in the world. Their work has appeared in a range of academic journals, including Cultural Politics, Educational Philosophy and Theory and Contemporary Music Review. They’ve published six books, including Politics and Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: Insurgent Philosophy and Praxis. Outside of the academy, Ford is an organiser with the ANSWER Coalition and a member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. They’re the education department chair at the Hampton Institute (a working-class think tank) and editor of Liberation School. Their popular work has appeared in Black Agenda Report, Monthly Review, Popular Resistance and other publications.