Emancipated Education: Essays on the Nurturing of Critical Discourse – S$32.00

The obsession with world rankings and vocational training has turned universities into factories for the production of students and publications. Teaching plays second fiddle to research output, normally circulated within a small circle of ‘experts’ to be validated or condemned to the abyss, leading to the justifiable charge that universities are ivory towers. In Emancipated Education Dr Azhar Ibrahim’s call to reclaim the space of what he calls the educative front, as a site for emancipation, is timely and urgent. Channelling the thoughts of giants like Paulo Freire and N.F.S. Grundtvig, the book articulates the higher purpose of higher education. It serves to re-humanise the human process of learning that we may have harmed.

Dr Nazry Bahrawi
Literary and cultural critic
Co-founder of the Bras Basah Open School for Theory and Philosophy

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Title: Emancipated Education: Essays on the Nurturing of Critical Discourse

Author: Azhar Ibrahim

ISBN: 9789672165545

Book Size: 152.4mm x 228.6mm

Weight: 543g

No. of pages: 329pp

Price: S$32.00 (before GST)

Year: 2020

Finish: Paperback

Published by: SIRD

Printing: B/W

Genre: Education, Development, Social Science, Essays

Additional information

Weight 543 g
Dimensions 15.2 × 22.9 cm


Established in 2000, and nominated for 2020’s Prix Voltaire, Gerakbudaya is a publisher and distributor of books that embody social awareness, critical and alternative perspectives, and the hidden histories of Malaysia, Southeast Asia and the wider world we live in.

Gerakbudaya is dedicated to the circulation of timely and important books, to breaking down artificial barriers between writers/thinkers and between institutions and the outside world, and generating informed discussions on important issues in Malaysian life by providing different views and fresh insights.

As a publisher, alongside our academic imprint Strategic Information and Research Development Centre (SIRD), we are committed to publishing original and thought provoking books which produce a critical awareness of Malaysian politics, history, culture and society.

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