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Postman suggests that the current crisis in our educational system derives from its failure to supply students with a translucent, unifying "narrative" like those that inspired earlier generations. Instead, today's schools promote the false "gods" of economic utility, consumerism, or ethnic separatism and resentment. What alternative strategies can we use to instill our children with a sense of global citizenship, healthy intellectual skepticism, respect of America's traditions, and appreciation of its diversity? In answering this question, The End of Education restores meaning and common sense to the arena in which they are most urgently needed.

"Informal and clear...Postman's ideas about education are appealingly fresh."--New York Times Book Review

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ISBN:
9780679750314
Author:
Postman, Neil
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
General education.
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
education;non-fiction;sociology;social commentary;technology;culture;philosophy;society;cultural criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.10x5.22x.57 in. .49 lbs.

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