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Read online The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School 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 .

Informal and clear Postman s ideas about education are appealingly fresh New York Times Book Review by Neil Postman

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The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School
Title:The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School
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Number of Pages:224
Category:Education, Non fiction, Philosophy, Teaching
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