This article provides an account of Antonio Gramsci’s impact on the area of critical pedagogy. It indicates the Gramscian influence on the thinking of major exponents of the field. It foregrounds Gramsci’s ideas and then indicates how they have been taken up by a selection of critical pedagogy exponents who were chosen on the strength of their identification and engagement with Gramsci’s ideas, some of them even having written entire essays on Gramsci. The article concludes with a discussion concerning an aspect of Gramsci’s concerns, the question of powerful knowledge, which, in the present author’s view, provides a formidable challenge to critical pedagogues.
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