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Authors & Events
Oct 29, 1996
| ISBN 9780679750314
Jun 01, 2011
| ISBN 9780307797209
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Oct 29, 1996 | ISBN 9780679750314
Jun 01, 2011 | ISBN 9780307797209
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
In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning.
Neil Postman was a University Professor, the Paulette Goddard Chair of Media Ecology, and the chair of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, all at New York University. Among his 20 books are studies of childhood (The Disappearance of… More about Neil Postman
“Informal and clear. . . . Postman’s ideas about education are appealingly fresh.” —The New York Times Book Review
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