Critical management education:from pedagogy of possibility to pedagogy of refusal

Perriton, Linda and Reynolds, Michael (2004) Critical management education:from pedagogy of possibility to pedagogy of refusal. Management Learning, 35 (1). pp. 61-77. ISSN 1350-5076

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In this article we use the frame of the debate between Ellsworth and the Freirean education movement over a decade ago to examine the current state of critical management education (CME). We question why an equivalent debate has not taken place within the field of critical management education, which also positions itself as a critical pedagogy. Our argument is that CME theory and practice need repositioning, much in the same way that Ellsworth’s challenge to critical pedagogy attempted to do for that field. We conclude that to define CME using ‘traditional’ emancipatory aims is to misread its possibilities and position as pedagogy. Instead we use the concept of ‘colonizers that refuse’, borrowed from Memmi to illuminate some of the dilemmas critical management educators face and to think through the implications of our ‘Pedagogy of Refusal’.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Management Learning
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1405
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Learning & Leadership
ID Code: 67204
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2013 13:11
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2019 06:23

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