ERIC Number: ED523394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Education and the Crisis of Public Values: Challenging the Assault on Teachers, Students, and Public Education. Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education. Volume 400
Giroux, Henry A.
Peter Lang New York
"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.
Descriptors: Schools of Education, Charter Schools, Democracy, Public School Teachers, Unions, Public Education, Postmodernism, Democratic Values, Commercialization, Privatization, Politics of Education, Educational Philosophy
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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