Teaching As a Conserving Activity

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Delacorte Press, 1979 - Education - 244 pages
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A co-author of the influential Teaching as a Subversive Activity, Postman reassesses and reworks some of his "revolutionary" theories of ten years ago in a continuing effort to take the fear out of the classroom situation

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Thoughts forthcoming - thank you to Ed Francis for lending. Read full review

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A lot of things to think about (sound familiar?). I disagree with some of them, and I think his suggestions are totally impractical unless a whole bunch of administrators and politicians turn ... Read full review


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About the author (1979)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at the State University of New York and Columbia University, Neil Postman is a communications theorist, educator, and writer who has been deeply involved with the issue of the impact of the media and advanced communications technology on American culture. In his many books, Postman has strongly opposed the idea that technology will "save" humanity. In fact, he has focused on the negative ways in which television and computers alter social behavior. In his book Technopoly, Postman argues that the uncontrolled growth of technology destroys humanity by creating a culture with no moral structure. Thus, technology can be a dangerous enemy as well as a good friend. Postman, who is married and has three children, currently is a professor of media ecology at New York University and editor of Et Cetera, the journal of general semantics. In addition to his books, he has contributed to various magazines and periodicals, including Atlantic and The Nation. He has also appeared on the television program Sunrise Semester. Postman is the holder of the Christian Lindback Award for Excellence in Teaching from New YorkUniversity.

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