Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire's End

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U of Minnesota Press, 1998 - Education - 304 pages
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"The barbarian rules by force; the cultivated conqueror teaches." This maxim form the age of empire hints at the usually hidden connections between education and conquest. In Learning to Divide the World, John Willinsky brings these correlations to light, offering a balanced, humane, and beautifully written account of the ways that imperialism's educational legacy continues to separate us into black and white, east and west, primitive and civilized.
 

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Willinsky (education, Univ. of British Columbia; Empire of Words, LJ 12/94) describes how colonialism and imperialism shaped the Western way of thinking and how Westerners were educated. He discusses ... Read full review

Contents

TWO An Adventure in Learning
23
THREE Imperial ShowandTell
55
FOUR The Educational Mission
89
FIVE History and the Rise of the West
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SIX Geographies of Difference 13 7
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SEVEN Science and the Origin of Race
161
EIGHT Language Nation World
189
NINE Literature and the Educated Imagination 213
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TEN Out of the Past 243
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WORKS CITED 265
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INDEX 293
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Willinsky-Pacifice Press Prof of Literacy & Technology at the University of British Columiba

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