The End Of Education: Redefining The Value Of School
- Publish Date: 1996-10-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Neil Postman
Postman suggests that the current crisis in our educational system derives from its failure to supply students with a translucent, unifying narrative like those that inspired earlier generations. Instead, today's schools promote the false gods of economic utility, consumerism, or ethnic separatism and resentment. What alternative strategies can we use to instill our children with a sense of global citizenship, healthy intellectual skepticism, respect of America's traditions, and appreciation of its diversity? In answering this question, The End of Education restores meaning and common sense to the arena in which they are most urgently needed.
Informal and clear...Postman's ideas about education are appealingly fresh. --New York Times Book Review