Chomsky on Mis-Education - Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire (Hardback)
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Chomsky on Mis-Education - Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages
Published: 06/09/2000
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Noam Chomsky's prolific writings have made him one of the most-quoted educators in history—the only living writer on a most-cited list that includes Plato, Shakespeare, and Freud. Yet until now, no book has systematically offered Chomsky's influential writings on education. In Chomsky on MisEducation, Noam Chomsky encourages a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, and broadening our view of new models of public education. Chomsky weaves global technological change and the primacy of responsible media with the democratic role of schools and higher education. A truly democratic society, he argues, cannot thrive in a rapidly changing world unless our approach to education—formal and otherwise—is dramatically reformed. Chomsky's critique of how our current educational system "miseducates" students—and his prescriptions for change—are essential reading for teachers, parents, school administrators, activists, and anyone concerned about the future.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742501294
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 221 x 145 x 17 mm


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Chomsky and Macedo provide a brilliant analysis of schooling that draws upon a language of critique and possibility that reclaims the notion of schooling as a public good and a democratic force. At a time when teachers, students, and public life in general are under assault by the juggernaut of commodification and capital accumulation, it is crucial that educators, parents, youth, and others be offered a language in which politics, power, justice, and social change become central to any notion of educational reform. Chomsky and Macedo's book fulfills this task with great courage and penetrating wisdom. This is a book that should be read by everyone interested in education and the crisis of democracy. - Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest

Judged in terms of power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive today. - The New York Times

[Chomsky] continues to challenge our assumptions long after other critics have gone to bed. He has become the foremost gadfly of our national conscience. - Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

[Chomsky has] a proud defensive independence, a good plain writer's hatred of expert mystification, a doctrine of resistance which runs against the melioristic and participatory current of most contemporary intellectual life. . . . Such men are dangerous; the lack of them is disasterous. - New Statesman

Chomsky's intellect continues to be provocative and liberating. - Boston Review

Excellent book. - Times Higher Education

The first book to systematically offer all of this prolific writer and public intellectual's influential writings on education. - Education Week

Chomsky on MisEducation is a helpful addition to the literature on critical, cultural, and educational analysis. - Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; author,, Education Review

The collected essays are the work of a critical and independent mind and deserve a wide audience of educators and anyone concerned with the survival of democracy. - Mind, Culture, and Activity

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