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Wasted By Frank Furedi

Wasted by Frank Furedi

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Draws attention to the education system. This book peers into the hollowness of the education debates and, drawing on thinkers from the ancient Greeks to modern critics, it sets out what we need from our schools.

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Wasted: Why Education Isn't Educating by Frank Furedi

Furedi turns his attention to the education system, skilfully analysing current processes and providing a way forward. Never has so much attention been devoted to education. Everyone - government ministers, social commentators and parents obsess about its problems. Yet we rarely ask why? Why is education a source of such concern? Why do many of the solutions proposed actually make matters worse? Tony Blair's 'education, education, education' slogan placed education at the forefront of political agendas. But, perhaps the 'policisation' of education is part of the problem. Today, education is valued for its potential contribution to economic development, but it is no longer considered important for itself. Increasingly, the promotion of education has little to do with the value of learning per se or with the importance of 'being taught about societies' achievements, so future generations have the intellectual ability to advance still further. Education has been emptied of its content. This book is a brilliant piece of analysis. It peers into the hollowness of the education debates and, drawing on thinkers from the ancient Greeks to modern critics, it sets out what we need from our schools.

Wasted Reviews

"Well researched... Interesting content, persuasive arguments... Good to get the cogs in the brain ticking over The Bookbag Furedi build his case methodically and argues it carefully, if not elegantly. He supports it with quotes from politicians and educationalists... the analysis rings true, as does Furedi's defence of a subject-based curriculum and a philosophy of education that recognises the duty of one generation to impart a canon of knowledge to the next. The Observer A thought provoking read. Morning Star"

About Frank Furedi

Frank Furedi is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He is the author of numerous books including Culture of Fear, Invitation to Terror and Paranoid Parenting, all published by Continuum.

Table of Contents

1. What's Wrong with Education; 2. Education without Meaning; 3. Fiddling with the Curriculum; 4. What's Unique about 21st Century Philistinism.

Additional information

GOR004485928
9781441122100
1441122109
Wasted: Why Education Isn't Educating by Frank Furedi
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Continuum Publishing Corporation
2010-11-25
256
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