73 minutes | Feb 22nd 2018

The How, The Why: 194 – Peter McLaren

A live recording of our educational podcast The How, The Why with Peter McLaren. Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University. He is Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice of the Paulo Freire Democratic Project, the Donna Ford Attallah College of Education, Chapman University. He is also Chair Professor, Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, where he is Honorary Director of the Center for Critical Studies in Education. A Marxist humanist who works in the areas of Marxist humanism and liberation theology, he has lectured widely in Latin America, North America, Asia, and Europe. Professor McLaren is the author and editor of nearly 50 books and hundreds of professional publications on education and social justice. His writings have been translated into over 30 languages. He received his Ph.D. in education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. Professor McLaren is Fellow of the Royal Society and Commerce, England, and Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. Professor McLaren is Honorary Director of Instituto McLaren de Pedagogia Critica y Educatcion Popular in Ensenada, Mexico and received the Outstanding Educator of America Award for 2013, from the Association of Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean. Professor McLaren’s book, Life in Schools: An Introduction to Critical Pedagogy in the Foundations of Education (Allyn & Bacon), has been named one of the 12 most significant writings by foreign authors in the field of educational theory, policy and practice by the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences. He is a recipient of the Liberty Medal by Soka Gakkai International-USA, a Buddhist organization with 12 million members worldwide, and The Central New York Peace Studies Consortium Lifetime Achievement Award in Peace Studies. In addition, the Higher Council of Community Government, the Council for Civil Aff
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