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Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education

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Higher education should by a battleground of ideas: the real problem, Gerald Graff says, is that students are not getting more out of the battle. In this lively book, Graff argues that the "culture wars" now being fought over multiculturalism and political correctness are actually a sign of the intellectual vitality of American education--but they need to be used creatively, made part of the educational process itself.

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Effectively explodes a whole corpus of myths that have become the conventional media wisdom about the 'crisis' in education.Graff argues eloquently for a curriculum that includes political debates and multicultural texts. . . . He wisely notes that the term 'common culture' is always evolving.

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"Graff offers a highly readable and down-to-earth perspective on some of the most ballyhooed issues in higher education today. . . . By encouraging us to argue together, he may yet help us to reason together."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-208) and index.

About the Author

Gerald Graff, a Professor of English and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and 2008 President of the Modern Language Association of America, has had a major impact on teachers through such books as Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education, and, most recently, Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393311136
Author:
Graff, Gerald
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Education
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
Education, higher
Subject:
Culture conflict
Subject:
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Curricula.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st published as Norton paperback 1993.
Series Volume:
847
Publication Date:
19930931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.26x5.52x.62 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393311136 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Effectively explodes a whole corpus of myths that have become the conventional media wisdom about the 'crisis' in education.Graff argues eloquently for a curriculum that includes political debates and multicultural texts. . . . He wisely notes that the term 'common culture' is always evolving.
"Synopsis" by , "Graff offers a highly readable and down-to-earth perspective on some of the most ballyhooed issues in higher education today. . . . By encouraging us to argue together, he may yet help us to reason together."--Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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