Harvard Educational Review
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    Elementary School Curricula and Urban Transformation

    Paul Skilton Sylvester
    In this article, third-grade teacher Paul Skilton Sylvester describes how he practiced critical pedagogy in his urban Philadelphia classroom. Conceptualizing education as a means for changing social structures rather than merely replicating them, Sylvester created a classroom economy, which his students called "Sweet Cakes Town," as part of a larger study of the neighborhoods surrounding the school. In Sweet Cakes Town, students and teacher studied and lived "real world" situations such as unemployment, nepotism, successful entrepreneurship, homelessness, injustice, and cooperation in their exploration of social transformation.

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    Fall 1994 Issue

    Abstracts

    The Relationship between Educational Policy and Practice
    The Reconstitution of the College-Preparatory Gymnasium in East Germany
    Heinrich Mintrop and Hans N. Weiler
    Doing Cultural Studies
    Youth and the Challenge of Pedagogy
    Henry A. Giroux
    Elementary School Curricula and Urban Transformation
    Paul Skilton Sylvester
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