The Teaching for Social Justice Series gathers together examples of popular education being practiced today as well as clear and new thinking concerning issues of democracy, social justice, and educational activism. Many contributions will be grounded in practice and will, we hope, focus on the complexities built into popular education: difficulties, set-backs, successes, steps forward, and work that reminds us of what Bernice Johnson Reagon calls “the sweetness of struggle.” We seek as well, developing theoretical work that might push us all forward as we look for new meanings of democracy in changing times, the demands of justice, and the imperatives of social change. We want to encourage new voices and new ideas, and in all cases to contribute to a serious, grounded, and thoughtful exchange about the enduring questions in education: Education for what? Education for whom? Education toward what kind of social order?
SERIES BOARD: Barbara Bowman, Erikson Institute • Lisa Delpit, Florida International University • Michelle Fine, City College of New York • Caroline Heller, Lesley University • Annette Henry, The University of British Columbia • Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University • Kevin Kumashiro • Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison • Charles Payne, Rutgers University • Luis Rodriguez, NYU • Jonathan Silin