Book Critical social issues in American education democracy and meaning in a globalizing world pdf
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By H. Svi Shapiro, David E. Purpel
Series: Sociocultural, political, and historical studies in education
Publisher: L. Erlbaum Associates, Year: 2005
This text-reader brings together powerful readings that critically situate issues of education in the context of the major cultural, moral, political, economic, ecological, and spiritual crises that confront us as a nation and a global community. It provides a focus and a conceptual framework for thinking about education in light of these issues. Readers are exposed to the thinking of some of the best and most insightful social and educational commentators.Critical Social Issues in American Education: Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World, Third Edition, is intended to work on two levels. First, it helps readers to develop an awareness of how education is connected to the wider social structures of cultural, political, and economic life. Second, it encourages not only a critical examination of our present social reality but also a serious discussion of alternatives – of what a transformed society and educational process might look like.