ERIC Number: EJ366713
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: 0
An Exploration of Meaning and the Dialogue between Textbooks and Teaching.
Cherryholmes, Cleo H.
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v20 n1 p1-21 Jan-Feb 1988
Contends that conventional teaching and textbooks fail to promote a critical analysis of the content they convey. Argues that failure to examine the meanings of words and ideas dehumanizes education, divorces knowledge from power, and promotes viewpoints which are both parochial and ahistoric. Describes how critical reading and the use of metaphors can aid the examination of meaning. (GEA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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