Education and the crisis of public values : challenging the assault on teachers, students, & public education
LA217.2 .G54 2012
- Unknown LA217.2 .G54 2012
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- In defense of public school teachers in a time of crisis
- When generosity hurts : Bill Gates, public school teachers, and the politics of humiliation
- Teachers without jobs and education without hope : beyond bailouts and the fetish of the measurement trap
- Chartering disaster : why Duncan's corporate-based schools can't deliver an education that matters
- Dumbing down teachers : attacking colleges of education in the name of reform
- Business culture and the death of public education : Mayor Bloomberg, David Steiner, and the politics of corporate "leadership"
- Public intellectuals, the politics of clarity, and the crisis of language
- Paulo Freire and the pedagogy of bearing witness.
- Publisher's Summary
- This book was awarded a Choice outstanding Academic Title and has received the Annual O. L. Davis, Jr. Outstanding Book Award from the AATC (American Association for Teaching and Curriculum) and the AESA (American Educational Studies Association) Critics Choice Award 2012. "Education and the Crisis of Public Values" examines American society's shift away from democratic public values, the ensuing move toward a market-driven mode of education, and the last decade's growing social disinvestment in youth. The book discusses the number of ways that the ideal of public education as a democratic public sphere has been under siege, including full-fledged attacks by corporate interests on public school teachers, schools of education, and teacher unions. It also reveals how a business culture cloaked in the guise of generosity and reform has supported a charter school movement that aims to dismantle public schools in favor of a corporate-friendly privatized system. The book encourages educators to become public intellectuals, willing to engage in creating a formative culture of learning that can nurture the ability to defend public and higher education as a general good - one crucial to sustaining a critical citizenry and a democratic society.
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- Publication date
- Henry A. Giroux.
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