Books: Non-Fiction

Howard Zinn on Democratic Education

Book — Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn with Donaldo Macedo. 2008. 224 pages.
Essays by Howard Zinn about education and politics.
Themes: Education

Howard Zinn on Democratic EducationPerhaps no other historian has had a more profound and revolutionary impact on American education than Howard Zinn. This is the first book devoted to his views on education and its role in a democratic society.

Howard Zinn on Democratic Education describes what is missing from school textbooks and in classrooms – and how we move beyond these deficiencies to improve student education. Critical skills of citizenship are insufficiently developed in schools, according to Zinn. Textbooks and curricula must be changed to transcend the recitation of received wisdom too common today in our schools. In these respects, official educational policies of most recent presidents have been on the wrong track in meeting educational needs. [Publisher’s description.]

The contents of this book include: (1) Apparatus of Lies: Introduction by Donaldo Macedo; (2) Schools and the Manufacture of Mass Deception: A Dialogue; (3) Harvard Lecture “A People’s History of the United States”; (4) How Free Is Higher Education?; (5) Denver Lecture: Columbus and Western Civilization; (6) Gray Matters Interviews; (7) Being Left: Growing Up Working Class Conscious; (8) Racism and the Working Class; (9) The Diverted Left; (10) A Campaign without Class; (11) Federal Bureau of Intimidation; and (12) Why Students Should Study History: An Interview.

ISBN: 9781594510557 | Paradigm Publisher