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Education and the Crisis of Public Values Challenging the Assault on Teachers, Students, and Public Education

ISBN-10: 143313067X
ISBN-13: 9781433130670
Edition: 2nd 2015 (Revised)
Authors: Henry A. Giroux
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Description: Updated with both a new introduction and a series of interviews, the second edition of <IEducation and the Crisis of Public Values examines American society’s shift away from democratic public values, the ensuing move toward a market-driven mode  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Peter Lang
Publication date: 4/23/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 193
Size: 6.03" wide x 8.95" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Updated with both a new introduction and a series of interviews, the second edition of <IEducation and the Crisis of Public Values examines American society’s shift away from democratic public values, the ensuing move toward a market-driven mode of education, and the last decade’s growing social disinvestment in youth. The book discusses the number of ways that the ideal of public education as a democratic public sphere has been under siege, including full-fledged attacks by corporate interests on public school teachers, schools of education, and teacher unions. It also reveals how a business culture cloaked in the guise of generosity and reform has supported a charter school movement that aims to dismantle public schools in favor of a corporate-friendly privatized system. The book encourages educators to become public intellectuals, willing to engage in creating a formative culture of learning that can nurture the ability to defend public and higher education as a general good - one crucial to sustaining a critical citizenry and a democratic society.

Henry A. Giroux is the well-known author of numerous books and articles on society, education, and political culture. He is Waterbury Chair of Education at Pennsylvania State University and lives in State College, Pennsylvania.

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