Rethinking Democratic Education: The Politics of Reform

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In this timely book David Steiner argues that democratic education should equip citizens to be "the measure of all things." Questioning, criticizing, and reconstructing the language of the day, dissecting the rhetoric of politics, economy, and culture--these are the skills, Steiner contends, needed by those who will one day be the sovereign voices of our society. But this goal is not the focus of current educational reform--which aims at educating "productive citizens"--nor is it encouraged by democratic theorists in ...

Rethinking Democratic Education: The Politics of Reform 1994, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801848421

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