Education and Hope in Troubled Times: Visions of Change for Our Children's World

Education and Hope in Troubled Times: Visions of Change for Our Children's World

by H. Svi Shapiro
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415994268

ISBN-13: 9780415994262

Pub. Date: 03/03/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Progressive educators have always been better at critique than at possibility. This book promises not to ignore critique, but to favor possibility. It is most rare and greatly welcomed."

Richard Quantz, Miami University

"The editor argues that in a material world, depicted by consumerism, spiritual nihilism and conspicuous consumption, there is need to offer a

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"Progressive educators have always been better at critique than at possibility. This book promises not to ignore critique, but to favor possibility. It is most rare and greatly welcomed."

Richard Quantz, Miami University

"The editor argues that in a material world, depicted by consumerism, spiritual nihilism and conspicuous consumption, there is need to offer a new vision and direction in education that would promote a more harmonious, holistic values-oriented schooling that transforms persons into moral beings, who care for others…. In terms of innovative ideas and approaches to pedagogy and theorizing about schooling, this volume is at the top of pedagogical discourses and thinking."

Joseph Zajda, Australian Catholic University (Melbourne Campus)

Education and Hope in Troubled Times brings together a group of the best and most creative educational thinkers to reflect on the purpose and future of public education. These original essays by leading social and educational commentators in North America attempt to articulate a new vision for education, especially public education, and begin to set an alternative direction. This is a time of crisis, but also of renewed possibility—one that offers the opportunity to radically reconsider what is the meaning of education for a generation that will bear the brunt of grappling with the extraordinary dangers and challenges we confront today. At its core this volume questions what will it mean to be an educated human being in the 21st century compelled to confront and address so much that threatens the very basis of a decent and hopeful human existence. Carrying forward a project of redefining and reshaping public discourse on education in the U.S., it is a critical catalyst and focus for re-thinking public policy on education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415994262
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Series:
Sociocultural, Political, and Historical Studies in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Contributors xv

1 Introduction: Education and Hope in Troubled Times H. Svi Shapiro 1

2 Education and Schooling in the 21st Century: The Role of the Profession David E. Purpel 14

3 Is There a Place for Education in social Transformation? Michael W. Apple 29

4 What is to be Done? Toward a Rationale for Social Movement Building Jean Anyon 47

5 Mechanics of Unfairness: How We Undercut Poor Children's Educational Opportunity Sue Books 63

6 The Moral and Spiritual Poverty of Educational "Leadership" ... and a Hope for the Future Ulrich C. Reitzug Deborah L. West 76

7 Fear versus Possibility: Why We Need a New DEEL for Our Children's Future Steven Jay Gross Joan Poliner Shapiro 90

8 Capitalism's Continuing Attempts to Dominate Civil Society, Culture and Schools: What Should Be Done? Richard A. Brosio 104

9 Education After the Empire Ron Miller 121

10 Education for a Partnership World: Building Cultures of Peace Riane Eisler 134

11 Critical Thinking in Religious Education Nel Noddings 147

12 The Cultivation of Children's Bodies Toward Intricate Thinking and Sensitive Behavior Don Hanlon Johnson 157

13 To Touch and Be Touched: The Missing Discourse of Bodies in Education Mara Sapon-Shevin 168

14 Worlds of Change: A Vision for Global Aesthetics Sherry B. Shapiro 184

15 Teaching Like Weasels Hephzibah Roskelly 198

16 Transforming Status-Quo Stories: Shifting from "Me" to "We" Consciousness AnaLouise Keating 210

17 Disposable Futures: Dirty Democracy and the Politics of Disposability Henry A. Giroux 223

18 Unplaguing the Stomach: Curing the University of California Admissions Policy with an Ethic of CommunalJustice and Care Jenifer Crawford Nana Gyamfi Peter McLaren 241

19 No Child Left Thinking: Democracy at Risk in American Schools and What We Need to Do about It Joel Westheimer 259

Index 272

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