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The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date November 1, 1996
Pages 209
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679750314
ISBN-10 0679750312
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A critical analysis of American education states that poor motivational techniques and a lack of focus are at the core of most problems and offers four methods that can be implemented to promote educational reform. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. NYT.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Postman suggests that the current crisis in our educational system derives from its failure to supply students with a translucent, unifying "narrative" like those that inspired earlier generations. Instead, today's schools promote the false "gods" of economic utility, consumerism, or ethnic separatism and resentment. What alternative strategies can we use to instill our children with a sense of global citizenship, healthy intellectual skepticism, respect of America's traditions, and appreciation of its diversity? In answering this question, The End of Education restores meaning and common sense to the arena in which they are most urgently needed.



"Informal and clear...Postman's ideas about education are appealingly fresh."--New York Times Book Review

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679430063
 
1 edition from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1995)
9780679430063 | details & prices | 209 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A critical analysis of American education states that poor motivational techniques and a lack of focus are at the core of most problems and offers four methods that can be implemented to promote education reform
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (November 1, 1996)
9780679750314 | details & prices | 209 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A critical analysis of American education states that poor motivational techniques and a lack of focus are at the core of most problems and offers four methods that can be implemented to promote education reform.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781439508336
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439508336 | details & prices | 209 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $22.95
About: In this comprehensive response to the education crisis, the author of Teaching as a Subversive Activity returns to the subject that established his reputation as one of our most insightful social critics.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1996); titled "End Of Education: Redefining the Value of School"
9781417719006 | details & prices | List price $24.60
About: A critical analysis of American education states that poor motivational techniques and a lack of focus are at the core of most problems and offers four methods that can be implemented to promote education reform.

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