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Educational Foundations & Policy Studies

Robert Haworth

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West Chester, PA 19380-4022
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Dr. Robert Haworth

Robert Haworth

Associate Professor
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B.A., University of Utah
M.A., New Mexico State University
Ph.D., New Mexico State University


Robert H. Haworth is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Policy Studies at West Chester University and the coordinator of the Doctorate of Education in Policy, Planning and Administration. Before joining the faculty, Dr. Haworth has worked as a High School Social Studies Teacher in California, an assistant professor at Monash University in Victoria, Australia and was tenured faculty at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse where he was the director of Diversity and Social Justice general education courses. He cofounded worker-owned and operated Regeneration TV as well as other academic research collectives.

Area of Instruction

Dr. Haworth teaches courses focusing on the social foundations of education, anarchism, qualitative research, neoliberalism and education, and critical pedagogies. He has published and presented internationally on anarchism, youth culture, informal learning spaces, and critical social studies education.

Publications Professional Activities

Co-edited (with Mark Bray) reader on Francisco Ferrer (Creator of the Modern Schools Escuela Moderna). To be published by PM Press spring 2018

Haworth, R & Elmore J (Eds). (2017). Out of the Ruins: The Emergence of Radical Informal Learning Spaces. Oakland, CA: PM Press.

Haworth, R. (2017). A Crass course in Education: Punk art, music and informal learning. In Austin (Ed.) Spinning popular culture as public pedagogy: critical reflections and transformative possibilities. Queensland, Australia: Sense Publishers.

Haworth, R. (Ed) (2012). Anarchist pedagogies: Collective actions, theories, and critical reflections on education. Oakland, CA: PM Press.

Haworth, R. & DeLeon, A. (2012). The crisis of mutative capitalism: Holey spaces, creative struggle and educative innovations. In Cole, D. R. (Ed.) Surviving economic crisis through education. New York: Peter Lang.

Haworth, R. (2011). Multidimensional social studies: Teaching in the commons. In Brock R., Malott C., Villaverde L.E. (Eds.), Teaching Joe L. Kincheloe. New York: Peter Lang.

Haworth, R. (2010). Anarcho punk: Radical experimentations in informal learning spaces. In Carr, P. & Porfilio, B. (Eds.) Youth culture, education and resistance: Subverting the commercial ordering of life. Netherlands: Sense Publications.

Currently, Dr. Haworth is working on a single authored book entitled: Horizontal Imaginaries: Education, Spontaneity and Desire.

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