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In a time of unprecedented social and economic crisis, this book represents a challenge to the orthodoxy that shapes our vision of educational purpose. It argues that now, more than ever, there is a moral imperative for educators to assume responsibility for helping to bring about a culture of peace and non-violence.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Series:||Education, Politics and Public Life Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
H. Svi Shapiro is Professor of Education and Cultural Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is presently director of the PH.D. program in Educational and Cultural Studies. His most recent books include Losing Heart: the Moral and Spiritual Miseducation of America’s Children (2005) and the edited volume, Education and Hope in Troubled Times (2009). He is also a frequent contributor to Tikkun Magazine.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a must-read for anyone who believes that schools can do much more to educate children about social injustice, teaching tolerance and peace education, and other emotional intelligence elements that are important if we want to begin changing attitudes and perceptions, which will eventually lead to changed behavior. The author excels at explaining ideas and concepts in a new light--a real eye-opener. The book provides great suggestions on how schools can teach these important ideas in ways that students will truly learn about our world's problems, and how they can play a role in making lasting changes.