Chomsky on Miseducation

Chomsky on Miseducation

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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 Chomsky on MisEducation, Noam Chomsky encourages a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, and broadening our 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 our approach to education_formal and otherwise_is dramatically reformed. Chomsky's critique of how our 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0742529789
  • 9780742529786
  • 123,180

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Beyond a Domesticating Education: A Dialogue Chapter 3 Democracy and Education Chapter 4 The Craft of "Historical Engineering" Chapter 5 Market Democracy in a Neo-Liberal Order: Doctrines and Reality Chapter 6 Unmasking a Pedagogy of Lies: A Debate with John Silber
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Chomsky and Macedo provide a brilliant analysis of schooling that draws upon a language of critique and possibility that reclaims the notion of schooling as a public good and a democratic force. At a time when teachers, students, and public life in general are under assault by the juggernaut of commodification and capital accumulation, it is crucial that educators, parents, youth, and others be offered a language in which politics, power, justice, and social change become central to any notion of educational reform. Chomsky and Macedo's book fulfills this task with great courage and penetrating wisdom. This is a book that should be read by everyone interested in education and the crisis of democracy. -- Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest Judged in terms of power, range, novelty, and influence of his thought, Noam Chomsky is arguably the most important intellectual alive today. The New York Times [Chomsky] continues to challenge our assumptions long after other critics have gone to bed. He has become the foremost gadfly of our national conscience. -- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt The New York Times [Chomsky has] a proud defensive independence, a good plain writer's hatred of expert mystification, a doctrine of resistance which runs against the melioristic and participatory current of most contemporary intellectual life... Such men are dangerous; the lack of them is disasterous. New Statesman Chomsky's intellect continues to be provocative and liberating. Boston Review Excellent book. Times Higher Education The first book to systematically offer all of this prolific writer and public intellectual's influential writings on education. Education Week Chomsky on MisEducation is a helpful addition to the literature on critical, cultural, and educational analysis. -- Michael W. Apple, John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison; author,
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About Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the author of more than 80 books. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts. Donaldo Macedo is professor of English and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author of many books, including Literacies of Power and the forthcoming Ideology Matters, coauthored with Paulo Freire.
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