Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy: Staking a Claim Against the Macrostructural Unconscious

  • Peter McLaren Chapman University
Keywords: Critical Pedagogy, Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy, Marxism


Critical pedagogy currently exists today as precariously as a shabby lean-to room added to a typical American hall-and-parlor house. I’m referring to the type of house that formed the basic English prototype for the classic American building we see everywhere in New England and on the East Coast. If the hall-and-parlor house represents education in the main, then we critical educators are as rare as hen’s teeth, shunted to the rear of the house, squatters huddled under a slanted roof, wearing fingerless gloves, clutching our tin cups of broth and spearing biscuits and dreaming of the day when we will become an official part of the architecture of democracy.