Teaching As a Subversive Activity

Teaching As a Subversive Activity

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Teaching As a Subversive Activity by Neil Postman, Postman N. Postman

A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods--with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world.

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ISBN-13: 9780385290098
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/15/1971
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 260,483
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Neil Postman was a University Professor, the Paulette Goddard Chair of Media Ecology, and the chair of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, all at New York University. Among his 20 books are studies of childhood (The Disappearance of Childhood); public discourse (Amusing Ourselves to Death); education (Teaching as a Subversive Activity and The End of Education); and the impact of technology (Technopoly). His interest in education was long-standing, beginning with his experience as an elementary and secondary school teacher. He died in 2003.

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I'm a 45 year old Clinical Psychologist and academic in Perth, Western Australia. I first 'met' Dr. Postman through an undergraduate psychology class at the University of Western Australia in 1977. I was 'introduced' to him by an equally charismatic and to me influential academic at UWA at the time - Robn Winkler. Winkler recommended we read Teaching as a Subversive Activity, and it remains one of the more important books that I read at university. What can I say, Postman and Weingartners book was highly influential and I have carried something of Neil Postman since then. In my teaching, I often remember their challenges about teaching well, and I try to imagine how Neil Postman might have conducted himself. I very much regret that I never got to listen to him in person. Simply put, Neil Postman played a small part in helping me to establish the values that I have as a person. My condolences to the Postman family. Vale Neil Postman