Radical Reformers: The Influence of the Left in American Education (PB)

Radical Reformers: The Influence of the Left in American Education (PB)

by Maurice R. Berube


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Berube (Old Dominion U.) traces the words and work of reformers and progressives from the Left to find if they actually had an influence on the development of American education. He starts with Dewey and Counts, which leads him to the development of teaching unions, then to the work of Aronowitz, Giroux, and Apple and those they influenced, finding elements of each in popular mainstream teacher education texts. His research makes him tend to believe that although three great progressive movements eventually became a part of the educational mainstream, he does not expect to see any more such phenomena in the future. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593111366
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 09/21/2004
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

1The Progressive Legacy1
2Teachers as Reds13
3The New Progressives27
4The Counterrevolution and the Critical Theorists39
5The Political Education of Stanley Aronowitz49
6Henry Giroux and the Politics of Resistance63
7Michael Apple and the Politics of the Curriculum75
8Conclusion: The End of Educational History89

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