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Read online Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education 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 by Neil Postman

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Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education
Title:Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education
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Number of Pages:201
Category:Non fiction, Technology, Education, Sociology, Essays, Science, Philosophy
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The Disappearance of Childhood, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education, How to Watch TV News, Teaching As A Conserving Activity, The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School, Soft Revolution, Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology, Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future
A no holds barred assault on outdated teaching methods with dramatic amp practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today s world br Introduction br Crap detecting br The medium is the message of course br The inquiry method br Pursuing relevance br What s worth knowing br Meaning making br Languaging br New teachers br City schools br New languages the media br Two alternatives br So what do you do now br Strategies for survival, 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, An important guide to understanding what you re getting and not getting from TV news Postman and Powers warn that anyone who relies exclusively on TV for a knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake and suggest ways to intelligently evaluate TV news shows, In b Building a Bridge to the th Century b acclaimed cultural critic Neil Postman offers a cure for the hysteria and hazy values of the postmodern world br br Postman shows us how to reclaim that balance between mind and machine in a dazzling celebration of the accomplishments of the Enlightenment from Jefferson s representative democracy to Locke s deductive reasoning to Rousseau s demand that the care and edification of children be considered an investment in our collective future Here too is the bold assertion that Truth is invulnerable to fashion or the passing of time Provocative and brilliantly argued b Building a Bridge to the th Century b illuminates a navigable path through the Information Age a byway whose signposts it turns out were there all along