Howard Zinn on Democratic Education

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März 2008



Perhaps no other historian has had a more profound and revolutionary impact on American education than Howard Zinn. This is the first book devoted to his views on education and its role in a democratic society.Howard Zinn on Democratic Education describes what is missing from school textbooks and in classrooms - and how we move beyond these deficiencies to improve student education. Critical skills of citizenship are insufficiently developed in schools, according to Zinn. Textbooks and curricula must be changed to transcend the recitation of received wisdom too common today in our schools. In these respects, recent Bush Administration and educational policies of most previous presidents have been on the wrong track in meeting educational needs.This book seeks to redefine national goals at a time when public debates over education have never been more polarized -- nor higher in public visibility and contentious debate.


Chapter 1: Apparatus of Lies USA: Introduction Donaldo Macedo Chapter 2: Schools and the Manufacture of Mass Deception: A Dialogue Chapter 3: A People's History of the United States Chapter 4: How Free is Higher Education? Chapter 5: Columbus and Western Civilization Chapter 6: Grey Matters Interviews Howard Zinn Chapter 7: Being Left: Growing Up Class-Conscious Chapter 8: What Bush's War on Terror is All About Chapter 9: The Diverted Left Chapter 10: A Campaign without Class Chapter 11: Federal Bureau of Intimidation Chapter 12: Why Students Should Study History: An Interview Index About the Authors


Howard Zinn was Professor of Political Science at Boston University. He grew up in Brooklyn, one of four sons of a sometime waiter, window cleaner and pushcart peddler. He wrote the classic A People's History of the United States in 1980. He received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Eugene V. Debs award for his writing and political activism. He died in 2010 at the age of 87. Donaldo Macedo is Distinguished Professor of Education at U Mass Boston and co-author of Dancing with Bigotry: Beyond the Politics of Tolerance (Palgrave MacMillan, 2000) and The Hegemony of English (Paradigm, 2004).

EAN: 9781594510557
ISBN: 1594510555
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2008
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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