Education and the Crisis of Public Values : Challenging the Assault on Teachers, Students, and Public Education - Second edition Paperback / softback
Part of the Counterpoints series
Paperback / softback
Updated with both a new introduction and a series of interviews, the second edition of 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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- Format:Paperback / softback
- Pages:193 pages
- Publisher:Peter Lang Publishing Inc
- Publication Date:23/04/2015