The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 1, 2011 - Education - 224 pages
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In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics. Postman presents useful models with which schools can restore a sense of purpose, tolerance, and a respect for learning.

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User Review  - Thomas_Burwell - LibraryThing

Review from 2008: Finally! A book asking "What is education for?" not just "How can we do education better?" Postman gives a balanced treatment full of great insights. Just take a look at the ... Read full review

THE END OF EDUCATION: Redefining the Value of Schools

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This critique of American education offers further subversion from Postman a quarter of a century after his Teaching as a Subversive Activity. Education must have a purpose. And the traditional ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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