Critical social issues in American education : toward the twenty-first century

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  • Creator edited by H. Svi Shapiro, David E. Purpel
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication New York : Longman, [1993] ©1993
  • Physical Details
    • xxi, 439 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780801309502, 0801309506
  • OCLC ocm25509630


  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Foreword / Maxine Greene -- Introduction / H. Svi Shapiro -- I. The Future of Capitalism: Contradiction and Crisis. Contradiction in Education / Martin Carnoy and Henry Levin. Crisis and Hope: The Dialectic of the Welfare-Educational State, II / H. Svi Shapiro. What's Wrong with the Right / Christopher Lasch. Preface to the Political Economy of a Postliberal Democracy / Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis -- II. Social Justice: Promises and Despair. Three Myths of School Performance / Ann Bastian, Norm Fruchter, Marilyn Gittell, Colin Greer and Kenneth Haskins. Tracking, Inequality, and the Rhetoric of Reform: Why Schools Don't Change / Jeannie Oakes. Reform versus Reality / Harold Hodgkinson. Economics and Compassion / Matthew Fox -- III. Marginality and Difference: The Fractured Community. Becoming Educated: A Journey of Alienation or Integration? / Jane Roland Martin. Racelessness as a Factor in Black Students' School Success: Pragmatic Strategy or Pyrrhic Victory? / Signithia Fordham. How Shall We Sing Our Sacred Song in a Strange Land? The Dilemma of Double Consciousness and the Complexities of an African-Centered Pedagogy / Carol D. Lee, Kofi Lomotey and Mwalimu Shujaa. Linguistic Diversity in Multicultural Classrooms / Sonia Nieto. Mujeres Unidas en Accion: A Popular Education Process / Eva Young and Mariwilda Padilla. Special Education and the Quest for Human Dignity / Rebecca Blomgren -- IV. Curriculum and Teaching: Dangers and Dreams. Controlling the Work of Teachers / Michael Apple. Teachers as Transformative Intellectuals / Henry A. Giroux. Educational Discourse and Global Crisis: What's a Teacher to Do? / David E. Purpel. Curriculum Alternatives in a Survivalist Culture: Basic Skills and the "Minimal Self" / H. Svi Shapiro. Schooling, Culture, and Literacy in the Age of Broken Dreams: A Review of Bloom and Hirsch / Stanley Aronowitz and Henry A. Giroux. Education, Art, and Mastery: Toward the Spheres of Freedom / Maxine Greene. Education in a Prophetic Voice / David E. Purpel -- V. Toward the Twenty-first Century:, Global Catastrophe or Social Transformation? The Turning of the Tide / Fritjof Capra. Liberation from the Affluent Society / Herbert Marcuse. Implications of Bioregionalism for a Radical Theory of Education / C. A. Bowers. A New Sensibility / Sallie McFague
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