Summary: The Critical Middle School Reader is the first collection of essays that presents multiple critical perspectives on adolescence and middle level education, including critical theory and pedagogy, cultural studies of youth, critical psychology, postmodernism and contemporary feminism. This accessible, efficient, one volume compilation will introduce students, pre-service teachers, and teacher educators to a range of perspectives and will guide them through a thoughtfu ...show morel analysis and critique of both classical and critical texts. Designed to challenge and reframe the basic assumptions about youth development and public education, the collection will support current and prospective teachers and school administrators in their efforts to imagine and create libratory possibilities for youth. It will be an indispensable text in middle level education and adolescent development courses.
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