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Critical Pedagogy

DESPERATE TIMES AT MESA COLLEGE by JOHN J. CROCITTI



A new piece has been inserted on the ‘Contributions’ section of The Flow of Ideas website – Desperate Times at Mesa College – by John J. Crocitti.

John considers the difficulties of trying to undertake worthwhile teaching at community college at places like Mesa College, USA.

He focuses on topics such as the problems of burn out, the associated difficulties of encouraging critical thinking, and the difficulties of successfully nurturing advanced and able students.

See John’s article at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/print.php?page=378&slink=yes

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

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F.W. Taylor

LEARNING OUTCOMES: THE ABSURD BECOMES LOGICAL

This is the title of a topical and important new paper by John J. Crocitti, Professor of History, San Diego Mesa College which is now available at The Flow of Ideas web site.

As Professor Crocitti notes:

“Ultimately, the drive towards SLO [Student Learning Outcomes] constitutes an effort by politicians, business people, opportunist professors and bureaucrats to deskill and control academic labor in the manner that management applied Taylorism to industrial labor during the early twentieth century”

The article can be viewed at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=contributions&sub=Learning%20Outcomes

Glenn Rikowski