As humankind moves deeper into the Anthropocene, a period marked by climate disruption, species extinction, and profound challenges to human and animal welfare, what and how we teach our children has never been of greater importance. In this passionate, incisive, and diverse collection of thirteen interconnected essays, educators at every level of education and from four continents call for a re-imagined pedagogy that embeds respect for the other-than-human world, encourages imagination and resilience, and fosters open inquiry based on principles of justice, fairness, and equity.
By turns polemical, visionary, and practical, Teaching Liberation is an essential book for critical animal studies scholars, humane educators, and all those who practice pedagogy, whether in the classroom or outside it.
“Dismantling the Human/Animal Divide in Education: The Case for Critical Humane Education” by Sarah Rose Olson
“Our Bodies, Complex and Connected: Analyzing Interconnected Oppressions as a Methodological Basis for a Liberating Pedagogy” by Beti Scott Brown
“Modeling Dissent: Teachers as Protectors, Activists, and Public Intellectuals” by Jacqueline Adamescu
“Including an Anti-speciesist Practice in My Work with Neurodiverse Youth” by Riley J. Taylor
“Learning about Animals: How We Are Taught to Ignore Animal Oppression” by Susan M. Roberts
“What Zoos Teach Us: Speciesism, Colonialism, Racism, and Capitalism in the Captive Animal Industry” by Liz Tyson and Nicola O’Brien
“Ecocriticism in the Classroom and at Home: Generating a New Ethical and Ecological Consciousness through Fairy Tales” by Tanja Badalic
“Including Non-Vegans in Developing and Delivering an Anti-Speciesist Pedagogy to Children” by Tânia Regina Vizachri, Adriana Regina Braga, and Luís Paulo de Carvalho Piassi
“‘The Things We Choose to Teach Are Political Decisions. So, Embrace That’: Neoliberalism, the Academy, and Critical Animal Studies Educators” by Heather Fraser and Nik Taylor
“What We Can Learn about Vegan Education from Anarchist Philosophy and Animal Liberation Activists” by Will Boisseau
“Teaching Men: What Men (and All of Us) Need to Consider when Communicating for Veganism” by Agnes Trzak
“Muscles, Meat, and Masculinity: Obstacles to a Vegan Teaching Practice in the Sports Sciences” by Blane Abercrombie
“Working with the Imagination and a Corporeal Pedagogy to Foster Interspecies Empathy” by Terry Hurtado