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- DescriptionThis volume of radical studies in the sociology and politics of education specifically addresses educational policies and the crisis of the welfare state--one of the central political facts of our time--and opens up new areas in the critical social analysis of education. Shapiro explores the interconnection between educational policy and the structure of ecomic, political, and cultural life in the United States, arguing that in spite of its practical and ideological automy, the educational region is t immune to the kinds of disruption and dislocation found elsewhere in society. Mirity discrimination, urban decay, and the uneven results of the labor market as well as other conditions force new issues and questions onto the ideological policy agenda. However, in his cogent assesment of the state of public discourse, Shapiro discovers an absence, with one important exception, of reference to critical themes in mainstream political debate. He delineates the displacement into the educational area of crises that confront the lumpen class in America and that are experienced as ecomic deprivation, political disempowerment, and cultural disintegration and then speculates as to why a political agenda that speaks to the interrelatedness of the social crisis and the educational crisis remains unconstructed. The bulk of the eight chapters study a proposed political agenda for education that is resonant with the cultural concerns and social needs of subordinate and intermediary groups--a left agenda--that addresses three key areas: first, the crisis of values and meanings that consumption capitalism makes inevitable; second, the sense of disempowerment experienced by both subordinate and intermediary groups in American society; and finally, the issue of social justice based on the author's creatively expanded definition of the issues inherent to this concept including hunger here and abroad, the distribution of wealth and ecomic power, inadequate supply of shelter and medical care, and infant mortality. This important work with its invaluable analyses and proposals should be read by those concerned with the possibilities of radical intervention in public education during a period of conservative restoration. Must reading for students and scholars concerned with both the social analysis and critical study of education.
- Author BiographySVI SHAPIRO teaches the social foundations of education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has published widely on questions of education, ideology, and the state in capitalist society. With David Purpel he edited Schools and Meaning: Essays on the Moral Nature of Schooling (1985).
- Author(s)H. Svi Shapiro
- Date of Publication08/03/1990
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Series TitleCritical studies in education
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight318 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Introduction byHenry A. Giroux,Paulo Friere
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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