Schooling and the Struggle for Public Life: Democracy's Promise and Education's Challenge (Paperback)Henry A. Giroux (author)
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argues that schools are one of the few spheres left where youth can learn the
knowledge and skills necessary to become engaged, critical citizens. Not only is
the legacy of democracy addressed through the work of John Dewey and others,
but the democratic possibilities of schooling are analyzed through a range of
issues extending from the politics of teacher authority to the importance of
student voices. These issues have only become more vital in an era of
neoliberalism and "smaller government," as Giroux discusses at length in this new
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
--Teachers College Record
Praise for the First Edition
"I would strongly recommend that [Schooling and the Struggle for Public Life] be read not only by teachers, those who teach teachers, and those who would be teachers, but by everyone concerned about education and the enhancement of democratic possibilities"
--Harvey J. Kaye, Educational Theory
"[In Schooling and the Struggle for Public Life] Giroux offers a thoughtful, theoretically consistent alternative to a technicist vision [of pedagogy]. Hope exists, he concludes, because we can imagine alternatives"
--Joe L. Kincheloe, Educational Studies
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