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Wasted : why education isn't educating

Author: Frank Furedi
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2009.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Furedi
ISBN: 9781847064165 1847064167 1441122109 9781441122100
OCLC Number: 277204394
Description: ix, 246 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the paradox of education --
Throwaway pedagogy --
The meaning of education --
Confusions about adult authority --
Socialization in reverse --
Social engineering --
The loss of faith in education --
The unhappy turn to happiness --
Conclusion : saving education from itself.
Responsibility: Frank Furedi.

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Never has so much attention been devoted to education - and the problems with it. Yet we rarely ask why everyone from the government to parents continually obsess about it. Why are we so constantly  Read more...

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