ERIC Number: ED489025
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Chomsky on MisEducation. Critical Perspectives Series: A Book Series Dedicated to Paulo Freire
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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 this book, Noam Chomsky encourages a larger understanding of educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, and broadening the 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 the approach to education--formal and otherwise--is dramatically reformed. Chomsky's critique of how the 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. This book is organized into the following five chapters: (1) Beyond a Domesticating Education: A Dialogue; (2) Democracy and Education; (3) The Craft of "Historical Engineering"; (4) Market Democracy in a Neo-Liberal Order: Doctrines and Reality; and (5) Unmasking a Pedagogy of Lies: A Debate with John Silber. ["Chomsky on MisEducation" was edited and introduced by Donaldo Macedo.]
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Public Education, Democracy, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Role of Education, Information Technology, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Parents; Teachers; Administrators
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