Ira Shor

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Ira Shor
Born 1945
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
Main interests critical pedagogy
Influences

Ira Shor is a professor at the City University of New York, where he teaches composition and rhetoric. In collaboration with Paulo Freire, he has been one of the leading exponents of critical pedagogy.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Shor grew up in the working class area in the South Bronx of New York City. According to Shor coming from a working class area had a powerful influence on his thinking, politics and feelings.

Works[edit]

  • Critical Teaching and Everyday Life (1980)
  • Culture Wars: School and Society in the Conservative Restoration (1986)
  • A Pedagogy for Liberation, with Paulo Freire (1987)
  • Freire for the Classroom: A Sourcebook for Liberatory Teaching (1987)
  • Empowering Education (1992)
  • When Students Have Power (1996)
  • Critical Literacy in Action (1999)
  • Education is Politics (1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ira Shor - What is Critical Literacy?". Lesley University. Fall 1999. 
  2. ^ "Ira Shor, Faculty Bios". City University of New York. 
  • Shor, Ira. When Students have Power: Negotiating Authority in a Critical Pedagogy. Chicago: U Chicago Press, 1996.