Keynote Speakers  


 

 

 

Professor Peter McLaren
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

TOPIC:   Neo-liberalism and the End of Politics: Towards a Contraband Pedagogy

Brief Biography

Peter McLaren is Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, in the Division of Urban Schooling. A former elementary school teacher and community activist from Toronto, Canada, he began his teaching career at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. In 1984, after receiving his Ph.D. from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, in 1983. In 1985 he began teaching a Miami University of Ohio and was appointed Renowned Scholar-in-Residence at Miami University's School of Education and Allied Professions in 1990, where he also served as Director of the Center for Education and Cultural Studies. He has been teaching at UCLA since 1993. Professor McLaren has authored and edited over 30 books on critical pedagogy, the sociology of education, critical literacy, critical ethnography, cultural studies and social theory. His most recent books include Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Social Foundations of Education, 3rd edition, (Longman, Inc., 1997); Critical Pedagogy and Predatory Culture (Routledge, 1995); (with Henry Giroux, Colin Lankshear and Michael Peters) Counternarratives (Routledge, 1997); Revolutionary Multiculturalism (Westview Press, 1997); Schooling as a Ritual Performance: Towards a Political Economy of Educational Symbols and Gestures, 3rd edition, Rowman and Littlefield, 1999) and Che Guevara, Paulo Freire, and the Pedagogy of Revolution (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000). Professor McLaren lectures worldwide on the politics of liberation. His writings have been translated into twelve languages.



9.00-10.30am FRIDAY 7th JULY 2000

PLENARY SESSION:

  • Professor Peter McLaren, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Neo-liberalism and the End of Politics: Towards a Contraband Pedagogy.