Against Schooling: For An Education That Matters / Edition 1

Against Schooling: For An Education That Matters / Edition 1

by Stanley Aronowitz
     
 

In Against Schooling, Stanley Aronowitz passionately raises an alarm about the current state of education in our country. Discipline and control over students, Aronowitz argues, are now the primary criteria of success, and genuine learning is sacrificed to a new educational militarism. In an age where school districts have imposed testing, teachers must

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In Against Schooling, Stanley Aronowitz passionately raises an alarm about the current state of education in our country. Discipline and control over students, Aronowitz argues, are now the primary criteria of success, and genuine learning is sacrificed to a new educational militarism. In an age where school districts have imposed testing, teachers must teach to test, and both teacher and student are robbed of their autonomy and creativity. The crisis extends to higher education, where all but a few elite institutions are becoming increasingly narrowly focused and vocational in their teaching. With education lacking opportunity for self-reflection on broad social and historical dynamics, Against Schooling asks “How will society be able to solve its most pressing problems?” Aronowitz proposes innovative approaches to get schools back on track.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515033
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
The Radical Imagination
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
843,120
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Education and Social Class

  1. How Class Works in Education: A Memoir
  2. Against Schooling: Education and Social Class
  3. The World Turned Upside Down—Again
Part II: Higher Education or Higher Training?
  1. Higher Education as a Public Good
  2. Subaltern in Paradise
  3. Academic Unionism and the Future of Higher Education
  4. Should Academic Unions Get Involved in Governance?
  5. The Decline of Labor Education
Part III: Toward Educational Renewal
  1. Gramsci and Education
  2. Paulo Freire's Radical Democratic Humanism
References

Index

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