Teaching As a Subversive Activity

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 18, 2009 - Education - 240 pages
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A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods--with dramatic and practical proposals on how education can be made relevant to today's world.

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This is for genuine educators. Those who want to 'school' young people will find the contents of this book disturbing. P & W highlight the widening gap between those who want young people to develop their own curriculum (as in Danish Folk Travelling High Schools), and those who 'know' what is best for the young and want to train them to keep the system going.
The value of TAASA is not diminished since I first read it in 1978.
Peter Tarleton

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While I read the intro and first chapter, I kept having the theme song from the TV show Two and a Half Men playing in my head. Man, men, men, men, Manly men men men... Yikes. This man, man, men, man ... Read full review


I Crap Detecting
II The Medium Is the Message Of Course
III The Inquiry Method
IV Pursuing Relevance
V Whats Worth Knowing?
VI Meaning Making
VII Languaging
VIII New Teachers
IX City Schools
The Media
XI Two Alternatives
XII So What Do You Do Now?
XIII Strategies for Survival

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Neil Postman was chairman of the department of communication arts at New York University. He passed away in 2003. Steve Powers is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than forty-five years experience in broadcast news.

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