Promises to Keep
Cultural Studies, Democratic Education and Public Life
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Promises to Keep by Dennis L. Carlson
Book DescriptionThis book takes a serious look at the erosion of democratic public life and public education, and offers directions for re-imagining, re-designing, and re-inventing the current system. Bridging the disciplines of film studies, postcolonial studies, curriculum theory, and politics, these essays suggest new possibilities for curriculum, and shed new light on what shape public education could take in coming decades.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415944748
(229mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dennis L. Carlson
Promises to Keep, Paperback (May 2003)
For all of its promise, public education in the twentieth century never lived up to its democratic potential. This book takes a serious look at the slow erosion of the fuller democratic meaning of a public education and a public life.
Leaving Safe Harbors, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Dennis L. Carlson
To rise to the challenges of postmodern culture, this work argues, progressivism will need to leave the safe harbours of what is familiar and comfortable. A new progressivism can only be forged of a fundamental re-thinking and re-mythologizing of democratic education.
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Author Biography - Dennis L. Carlson
Greg Dimtriadis is Assistant Professor of Sociology of Education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy and SUNY Buffalo. Dennis Carlson is Senior Professor of Educational Leadership and Director of the Center for Education and Cultural Studies at Miami University of Ohio.
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