Beyond Liberation and Excellence: Reconstructing the Public Discourse on Education

Beyond Liberation and Excellence: Reconstructing the Public Discourse on Education

by David Purpel, H. Svi Shapiro
     
 

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The authors' goal is to explore how an alternative, politically viable public discourse on education can be constructed. They examine the kinds of conditions, concerns, and subjectivities that must be attended to in order to develop an effective and resonant new language that can re-focus the purposes of education in this society. The authors' agree that

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The authors' goal is to explore how an alternative, politically viable public discourse on education can be constructed. They examine the kinds of conditions, concerns, and subjectivities that must be attended to in order to develop an effective and resonant new language that can re-focus the purposes of education in this society. The authors' agree that educational discourse must be transformed into a visible, morally and politically vital, public commentary and debate - one that can begin to address the social, cultural, and spiritual crises that now confront humanity.

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In the shadow of postmodern intellectual uncertainty, two education scholars (U. of North Carolina) meld their respective moral and political perspectives on the state of American schools and the current climate of conservatism, to construct a discourse for education as transformation, which offers more than unencumbered freedom or the seduction of a reassuring paternalism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780897894166
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1995
Series:
Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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