Devil's Dictionary of Education

Devil's Dictionary of Education

by Tyrrell Burgess, Tyrrell Burgess
     
 

-A satirical dictionary of key words in education-Inspired by Ambrose Bierce's popular The Devil's Dictionary-The perfect gift for teachersThis A-Z dictionary of educational terms offers funny and thought-provoking definitions of what they *really* mean.administration: n. the whole duty of schools since l988 bar chart: n. patronizing attempt to make

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-A satirical dictionary of key words in education-Inspired by Ambrose Bierce's popular The Devil's Dictionary-The perfect gift for teachersThis A-Z dictionary of educational terms offers funny and thought-provoking definitions of what they *really* mean.administration: n. the whole duty of schools since l988 bar chart: n. patronizing attempt to make statistics palatable by packaging them like chocolatesconsult: v. to seek approval for a course of action already decided upon so as to reassure the perpetrator that he can proceed with impunityeducated: adj. systematically misledgraffiti: n.pl. reliable indicators of the morale of a school, particularly those in the girls' lavatoriesspeech: n. that which in most people precedes thought by anything from half a second to a lifetimeHUMOR / EDUCATION.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826463234
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/17/2002
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.33(d)

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Meet the Author


Tyrrell Burgess was Emeritus Professor in the Philosophy of Social Institutions at the University of East London, UK.

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