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The End of Education : Redefining the Value of School
by Neil Postman


Overview - Postman suggests that the current crisis in our educational system derives from its failure to supply students with a translucent, unifying "narrative" like those that inspired earlier generations. Instead, today's schools promote the false "gods" of economic utility, consumerism, or ethnic separatism and resentment.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Postman suggests that the current crisis in our educational system derives from its failure to supply students with a translucent, unifying "narrative" like those that inspired earlier generations. Instead, today's schools promote the false "gods" of economic utility, consumerism, or ethnic separatism and resentment. What alternative strategies can we use to instill our children with a sense of global citizenship, healthy intellectual skepticism, respect of America's traditions, and appreciation of its diversity? In answering this question, The End of Education restores meaning and common sense to the arena in which they are most urgently needed.


"Informal and clear...Postman's ideas about education are appealingly fresh."--New York Times Book Review

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679750314
  • ISBN-10: 0679750312
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: November 1996
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.22 x 0.57 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds


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