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Description - Chomsky on Miseducation by Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky's prolific writings have made him one of the most-quoted educators in history: the only living writer on a most-cited list that includes Plato, Shakespeare and Freud. Yet until now, no book has systematically offered Chomsky's influential writings on education. In Chomsky on MisEducation, Noam Chomsky builds a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, and then broadening our view toward new models of public education for citizenship. Chomsky weaves global technological change and the primacy of responsible media with the democratic role of schools and higher education. A truly democratic society, he argues, cannot thrive in a rapidly changing world unless our approach to education, formal and otherwise, is dramatically reformed. Chomsky's critique of how our current educational system "miseducates" students, and his prescriptions for change, are essential reading for the educational community and society at large.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780742529786
ISBN-10: 0742529789
Format: Paperback
(219mm x 143mm x 15mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the author of more than 80 books. Donaldo Macedo is professor of English and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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