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Lying about the wolf : essays in culture and education

Author: David Solway
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Solway claims that contemporary educators have become cultural speculators who disregard a basic truth about how the mind develops: that it needs to be grounded in reality and time. In education, as in almost every other cultural institution, the sense of reality and the dynamic of time have "virtually" disappeared, leading to the deep disconnectedness we experience on every level of "human grammar," from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Solway
ISBN: 0773515364 9780773515369 0773515356 9780773515352
OCLC Number: 36042180
Description: xiv, 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Grammatical Fictions --
2. Dead Teachers Society --
3. Balnibarbian Architecture --
4. The Anecdotal Function --
5. What about Food? --
6. Script and Nondescript --
7. The Bipolar Paradigm --
8. Charlie Don't Surf --
9. Teaching Down or Learning Up.
Responsibility: David Solway.

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Addressing some of the major contemporary issues in education, this work argues that students in the 1990s inhabit a a cultural world characterized by a vast subpopulation of young people for whom  Read more...

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