Schooling and the struggle for public life : democracy's promise and education's challenge / Henry A. Giroux.

"This book examines the relationship between democracy and schooling and argues that schools are one of the few spheres left where youth can learn the knowledge and skills necessary to become engaged, critical citizens. Now only is the legacy of democracy addressed through the work of John Dewe...

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Main Author: Giroux, Henry A.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Boulder, Colo. : Paradigm Publishers, ©2005.
Edition:Updated ed., [2nd ed.].
Series:Cultural politics & the promise of democracy.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:"This book examines the relationship between democracy and schooling and argues that schools are one of the few spheres left where youth can learn the knowledge and skills necessary to become engaged, critical citizens. Now only is the legacy of democracy addressed through the work of John Dewey and others, but the democratic possibilities of schooling are analyzed through a range of issues extending from the politics of teacher authority to the importance of student voices. These issues have only become more vital in an era of neoliberalism and "smaller government," as Giroux discusses at length in this new updated edition."--Jacket.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxxviii, 254 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-245) and index.
ISBN:9781612053615
1612053610
9781317252481
1317252489