I realizevoyager640 just started this community but I already believe crit_ped's description and interests are too narrow for long-term survival. I expect crit_ped to be defunt in the near-term because critical pedagogy is a narrow branch in philosophies of education and pedagogues. Instead of merely bashing something new I propose a compromise that broadens our interest in critical pedagogy by starting a community of educators interested in philosophy and a general membership interested in alternative pedagogies, such as critical pedagogy. We could call it phil_of_ed, or we could "buy out" the defunt member called pedagogy; something to encompass this community's narrow interests with broader criticism of education. My expectation that this community cannot survive for long on LJ is based on observing phil_of_mind and phil_of_science infrequent and unlively discussion despite both being narrow subjects within philosophy yet broader than critical pedagogy. Could we expect a better chance that a community about philosophies of education and pedagogues will survive versus a community about one kind of pedagogy?
Call to Broaden Criticism - Critical Pedagogy