God and Education in America: How the Protestant Ethic Reasserts Itself

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Finally someone explains how and why the education system in America works to accomplish that for which it was designed---the uniquely different behavior of Americans. Dr. Novia uses personal, professional, and educational experiences to explain in the most unique fashion the hidden intent of American schools. One intent is to train us to serve the system by becoming overly mindful of the "present." Thus, a lack of consciousness for the past and future prepares us to react to the world in an anti-intellectual ...
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Overview

Finally someone explains how and why the education system in America works to accomplish that for which it was designed---the uniquely different behavior of Americans. Dr. Novia uses personal, professional, and educational experiences to explain in the most unique fashion the hidden intent of American schools. One intent is to train us to serve the system by becoming overly mindful of the "present." Thus, a lack of consciousness for the past and future prepares us to react to the world in an anti-intellectual manner which is America's secret strength. The Protestant Ethic is the source of the secretive nature of our society. It levels us all by personal performance and then makes us content with our place in society and the world. This Ethic, also the source of the American Constitution, is far too deeply ingrained in us Americans to ever change in any significant way, come all challenges. Ironically, America is the greatest nation in the world because her very strength is her weakness. No one has ever put together so thoughtful and provocative an explanation for American greatness. This book will make you uncomfortable but will change your life forever. Dr. Novia is a former teacher and principal. He took his doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781493799213
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/20/2013
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.91 (d)

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