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Reclaiming education : moving beyond the culture of reform / Ron Scapp.

Author:
Scapp, Ron [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
v, 172 pages ; 22 cm.
Series:
New frontiers in education, culture, and politics. [More in this series]
Summary note:
"This book is an appeal to those directly and indirectly involved in education reform to reconsider the very nature of education as a process of transformation and not, as the neoliberal corporate model insists upon, as a “product.” By using Paulo Freire's fundamental principle of understanding “education as the practice of freedom,” and expanding upon it with bell hooks' own spiritual understanding of that principle, this book offers readers the opportunity to rethink what education is, and what it is not. Utilizing the work of diverse thinkers and critics, the book lays out a criticism of neoliberalism's profound influence on education reform and our culture generally. It reaffirms the political and ethical import of education for individuals and for our nation as a whole"--Back cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-166) and index.
Contents:
The Culture of Reform --Getting Down to Business -- The Product: Education -- More than Competition, More than Information -- Becoming Knowledgeable and the Search for Wisdom -- Politics and Education -- Education as the Practice of Freedom -- Appendix.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 113738915X ((hardback))
  • 9781137389152 ((hardback))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016942666
OCLC:
945745203
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