The Resource Dogmatic wisdom : how the culture wars divert education and distract America, Russell Jacoby

Dogmatic wisdom : how the culture wars divert education and distract America, Russell Jacoby

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Dogmatic wisdom : how the culture wars divert education and distract America
Title
Dogmatic wisdom
Title remainder
how the culture wars divert education and distract America
Statement of responsibility
Russell Jacoby
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Since the late 1980s few issues have sparked more heated debate than the state of American education and the definition of its cultural underpinnings. Indeed, interest in the controversy has made books ranging from The Closing of the American Mind and Illiberal Education to The Culture of Complaint into national best-sellers. Yet, in the torrent of words about political correctness, multiculturalism, relativism, speech codes, the Western canon, and campus racism, are we missing the fundamentals?
  • In Dogmatic Wisdom noted critic and intellectual historian Russell Jacoby charges that the education and culture wars have misled America, diverting public attention from the real ailments that beset education and society
  • With rare historical insight, Jacoby chronicles how the corrosion of education has sent academics and social critics scrambling for answers. But in the rush they lose sight of basic issues. Conservatives protest that education has lost its mind. Radicals respond that it is better than ever. Commentary stays within the narrow boundaries of curricula, books, and speech
  • Dogmatists of the right and left fixate on a violent vocabulary but forget a violent world; discuss a few books taught at a few institutions but ignore the state of liberal learning at most schools; and fight for blacks and Latinos in textbooks but remain silent about their fate in society
  • Much more than a reaction to "political correctness," Dogmatic Wisdom is a wide-ranging polemic, offering vital lessons drawn from the history of educational reform, language revision, and cultural pluralism. Upbraiding conservatives for hypocrisy, academic radicals for cynicism, and liberals for naivete, Jacoby recalls the essential realities of teaching and learning that ideologues of all stripes ignore - and charts an indispensable path through the cultural crises of our time
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacoby, Russell
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.J33 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • United States
  • Culture conflict
  • Hoger onderwijs
  • Maatschappijkritiek
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • Éducation humaniste
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • États-Unis
  • Kulturkrise
  • Bildungsnotstand
  • Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
  • Schule
  • Krise
  • USA
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Dogmatic wisdom : how the culture wars divert education and distract America, Russell Jacoby
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-226) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Office Management 101 -- Ch. 2. The Free Speech Movement, Part Two -- Ch. 3. Say the Right Thing -- Ch. 4. Fabulous, Foreign, and Dead -- Ch. 5. Three Rings: Relativism, Relatives, and Wandering Yams -- Ch. 6. Journalists, Cynics, and Cheerleaders -- Ch. 7. Conclusion: Low-Tech
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033636717
Label
Dogmatic wisdom : how the culture wars divert education and distract America, Russell Jacoby
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-226) and index
Contents
Ch. 1. Office Management 101 -- Ch. 2. The Free Speech Movement, Part Two -- Ch. 3. Say the Right Thing -- Ch. 4. Fabulous, Foreign, and Dead -- Ch. 5. Three Rings: Relativism, Relatives, and Wandering Yams -- Ch. 6. Journalists, Cynics, and Cheerleaders -- Ch. 7. Conclusion: Low-Tech
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033636717

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