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Read online Teaching as a Subversive Activity.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Teaching as a Subversive Activity A no holds barred assault on outdated teaching methods with dramatic amp practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today s world Introduction Crap detecting The medium is the message of course The inquiry method Pursuing relevance What s worth knowing Meaning making Languaging New teachers City schools New languages the media Two alternatives So what do you do now Strategies for survival by Neil Postman, Charles Weingartner

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Teaching as a Subversive Activity
Title:Teaching as a Subversive Activity
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Education, Non fiction, Teaching, Philosophy, Psychology
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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 i The End of Education i restores meaning and common sense to the arena in which they are most urgently needed br br Informal and clear Postman s ideas about education are appealingly fresh New York Times Book Review, In this witty often terrifying work of cultural criticism the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it with radical consequences for the meanings of politics art education intelligence and truth, In a series of feisty and ultimately hopeful essays one of America s sharpest social critics casts a shrewd eye over contemporary culture to reveal the worst and the best of our habits of discourse tendencies in education and obsessions with technological novelty Readers will find themselves rethinking many of their bedrock assumptions Should education transmit culture or defend us against it Is technological innovation progress or a peculiarly American addiction When everyone watches the same television programs and television producers don t discriminate between the audiences for Sesame Street and Dynasty is childhood anything more than a sentimental concept Writing in the traditions of Orwell and H L Mencken Neil Postman sends shock waves of wit and critical intelligence through the cultural wasteland, No description available