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McGill Authors to Speak in Faculty of Education

By Heidi Wicks | Sept. 21, 2007

Memorial welcomes husband-wife duo Joe Kincheloe and Shirley Steinberg, international speakers and scholars from McGill University, to speak in the Faculty of Education on Sept. 19 and 20 in the McCann Centre.

Joe L. Kincheloe is the Canada Research Chair of Critical Pedagogy at the McGill University Faculty of Education. He is the founder of the Paulo and Nita International Project for Critical Pedagogy, and author of numerous books and articles about pedagogy, education and social justice, racism, class bias, and sexism, issues of cognition and cultural context, and educational reform.

His books include The Sign of the Burger: McDonald's and the Culture of Power, City Kids: Understanding Them, Appreciating Them, and Teaching Them, and Changing Multiculturalism, and many others. As a departure from his day-job, Joe is also the lead singer/keyboard player of Tony and the Hegemones.

Shirley R. Steinberg’s areas of expertise and research are in critical media literacy, social drama, and youth studies. She is an associate professor at the McGill University Faculty of Education, and director of the Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy.

She is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, and co-edits several book series. The founding editor of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, Dr. Steinberg’s most recent book is Media Literacy:  A Reader, edited with Donaldo Macedo. Dr. Steinberg has also recently finished editing Teen Life in Europe, and with Priya Parmar and Birgit Richard of The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Youth Culture (Library Reference Award Winner). She is also the editor of Multi/Intercultural Conversations: A Reader.

Shirley and Joe have co-edited and co-authored many publications, including Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood and The Miseducation of the West: How Schools and the Media Distort Our Understanding of the Islamic World, Changing Multiculturalism: New Times, New Curriculum, and Contextualizing Teaching. Getting Beyond the Facts: Teaching Social Studies/Social Sciences in the Twenty-first Century, White Reign: Deploying Whiteness in America, and the Gustavus Myers Human Rights award winner:  Measured Lies: The Bell Curve Examined.

Kincheloe’s and Steinberg’s most recent book was just released by Rowman and Littlefield:  Cutting Class:  Socioeconomic Class and Education.