'Noam Chomsky's MisEducation' Book Review by Writing Specialists

'Noam Chomsky's MisEducation'
This paper examines Chomsky's theories on education as seen in the book "Noam Chomsky's MisEducation" by Donaldo Macedo.
# 92697 | 1,146 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2007 in Education (Theory) , English (Analysis) , English (Persuasive Writing)

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The paper presents the opinion that the author of "Noam Chomsky's MisEducation" provides an excellent evaluation of schooling. The book provides the edited text of five essays, lectures, interviews, and a debate in which Chomsky took part, on the subject of education. The paper relates that Chomsky presents an exceptional assessment of schooling that reclaims the idea of schooling as both a public good and an autonomous strength. The paper maintains that Chomsky and Macedo's book accomplishes this assessment with great courage and thorough insight. The paper concludes that this is a book which is recommended to everyone interested in education and the crisis of democracy.

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From the Paper:

"In the book Chomsky has put together global technological change as well as the dominance of responsible media along with the autonomous role of schools and higher education. The objective of writing on this subject was to inform his readers that a true democratic society cannot prosper in a swiftly transforming world till the approach to education is formal or else it's dramatically reformed (McChesney, 2000).
The first chapter opens up with a dialog between Chomsky and Donaldo Macedo, where the author argued that American schools do not encourage independent thinking and are more keen in controlling students and catering to the wishes of only those who have wealth and power. However, Chomsky very quickly goes off the track of the subject and steers the discussion to American foreign policy (Westbrook, 1991)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • McChesney, Robert. "Journalism, Democracy, and Class Struggle." Monthly Review, 2000.
  • Rorty, Richard. "Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth Century America". Harvard University Press, 1998
  • Westbrook, Robert B. "John Dewey and American Democracy". Cornell University Press1991.
  • Hursh, David W. and Ross, E. Wayne. "Democratic Social Education: Social Studies for Social Change." Routledge/Falmer, 2000

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