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Education still under siege / Stanley Aronowitz, Henry A. Giroux

Main Author Aronowitz, Stanley Coauthor Giroux, Henry, 1943- Country Estados Unidos. Publication Westport : Bergin & Garvey, 1993 Description 243 p. ; 24 cm Series Critical studies in education and culture series , 1064-8615 ISBN 0-89789-311-5 CDU 37.013
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Cultural differences are not asserted through the specificity of dominant notions of race, gender, and class, but through a commitment to expanding dialogue and exchange across cultural lines as part of a wider attempt to deepen and develop democratic public life. This revised edition of the 1985 best-seller speaks eloquently to the need to attend to ever-present inequalities of education in the light of new political correctness, technology, and curricula.

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The authors have substantially revised their prior work, Education Under Siege (CH, Jan'86), and carry over a basic tenet from the first edition--that "democracy is not a set of formal rules of participation, but the lived experience of empowerment for the vast majority." The authors' interest in empowerment of students and reform of schooling is only part of a "wider revitalization of public life" that they advocate. This excellent and insightful volume challenges readers to redefine the existing relationship between the school and community; the redefinition should be in terms of dialogue, trust, resources, and mutual forms of empowerment. The book contains directions and solutions for the Clinton administration. By linking schooling more closely to the imperatives of democracy and adequate funding and resources it is thought that "decent teaching and learning" can best take place. For teachers, this means gaining control over their work conditions. To accomplish this change, chapters dealing with educational reform, teaching, theories of schooling, curriculum development, technology, and futurism are included in this well-written and insightful revision. Graduate; pre-professional; practitioner. R. C. Morris; West Georgia College

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Stanley Aronowitz is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is founder of the Center for Worker Education at the City College of New York. He lives in New York City.

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