The fundamentals and background for critical pedagogy are given as a "primer" for those unfamiliar with this approach to education and to associate a few names with important concepts in critical pedagogy. If music educators were to employ the essence of critical pedagogy that includes skepticism and reflective practice, they would likely change the philosophy of music education, its structure and goals, and teacher education and professional development. As skeptics, however, we must first reflect on critical pedagogy--does it foster valid thinking for education in our conception of a viable democracy?
"Taking the Temperature of Critical Pedagogy,"
Visions of Research in Music Education: Vol. 6, Article 5.
Available at: https://opencommons.uconn.edu/vrme/vol6/iss1/5