'The Critical Pedagogy Primer' provides an introduction to this topic. Focusing on the traditions that helped create critical pedagogy, this primer concentrates on what the author calls an 'evolving criticality'. This refers both to the constantly changing and evolving nature of critical pedagogy, and to the need to keep the field on the cutting edge of scholarly innovation. These concerns are presented in a language that is designed for both uninitiated and sophisticated readers. 'The Critical Pedagogy Primer' includes a glossary and a description of leading figures in the field of critical pedagogy.