Howard Zinn on Democratic Education / Edition 1

Howard Zinn on Democratic Education / Edition 1

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Howard Zinn on Democratic Education / Edition 1

Perhaps no other historian has had a more profound and revolutionary impact on American education than Howard Zinn. This is the first book devoted to his views on education and its role in a democratic society.

Howard Zinn on Democratic Education describes what is missing from school textbooks and in classrooms - and how we move beyond these deficiencies to improve student education. Critical skills of citizenship are insufficiently developed in schools, according to Zinn. Textbooks and curricula must be changed to transcend the recitation of received wisdom too common today in our schools. In these respects, recent Bush Administration and educational policies of most previous presidents have been on the wrong track in meeting educational needs.

This book seeks to redefine national goals at a time when public debates over education have never been more polarized — nor higher in public visibility and contentious debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594510557
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/2008
Series: Series in Critical Narrative
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

1Apparatus of Lies USA: Introduction1
2Schools and the Manufacture of Mass Deception: A Dialogue27
3A People's History of the United States67
4How Free Is Higher Education?87
5Columbus and Western Civilization97
6Grey Matters Interviews Howard Zinn123
7Being Left: Growing Up Class-Conscious137
8What Bush's War on Terror Is All About157
9The Diverted Left163
10A Campaign without Class167
11Federal Bureau of Intimidation175
12Why Students Should Study History: An Interview187
About the Authors213

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