Although the title of Chomsky’s latest work implies a discussion on the ” miseducation” of America’s students, there is little about education here. The bulk of this. Yet until now, no book has systematically offered Chomsky’s influential writings on education. In Chomsky on MisEducation, Noam Chomsky encourages a. In this book, Chomsky builds a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, yet broadening our view toward.
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On MisEducation by Noam Chomsky
Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. This collection of Chomsky’s influential writings on education builds a larger understanding of our educational needs, starting with the changing role of schools today, yet broadening our view toward new models of public education for citizenship.
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Oct 25, Adam rated it it was ok Shelves: I picked this up hoping for a good discussion of the ills of the current school system, how they came about, and alternatives to it. However, this is touched on only briefly in the first chapter, an interview misedcation the editor, Macedo, and then in the best part of the book, an essay on John Dewey and the connection between education and real democracy.
The rest of the book consists of various lectures, speeches, and debates Chomsky has given, with the implication that doctrinal education is partly I picked this up hoping for a good discussion of the ills of the current school system, how they came about, and alternatives to it.
The rest of the book consists of various lectures, speeches, and debates Chomsky has given, with the implication that doctrinal education is partly to blame for the atrocities of US Foreign Policy he details throughout the rest of the book.
The connection is important and sound, but it is not what I felt the book was going to be or ought to be. It is all classic Chomsky, reiterating what he usually says about specific US Foreign Policy examples and how they differ from the stated doctrine.
Nov 16, Roberto Suarez rated it really liked it. Privatized and indoctrinating systematic propaganda controls education by having children reproduce, legitimatize, and maintain the current dominant social order.
Children are not valued with having an innate self-worth in which education assists in guiding a pedagogy based on encouraging investigation, questioning, and discovery of truth.
It seems those indoctrinated into the current dominating social order of intellectual and economic worth, including myself an aristocrat who fears and distrusts people who draws all powers from them into the hands of the higher classesenjoy the benefits of such a hierarchal system which has led to an unquestioning status quo state-of-being.
A moral imperative currently exists in American education and the answer to address it lies with those who desire to question it. Jul 18, Michael Brickey rated it liked it. I tried to read this book once before, but had little success.
He assumes that the reader has a basic knowledge of the US role in Latin American affairs of the past thirty years. I do not have that foundation knowledge miseducation perhaps? However, it corresponds to the “propaganda model” he thoroughly, yet no less confusingly, posits in Manufacturing Consent; which, I also had to lay down a few years I tried to read this book once before, but had little success. However, it corresponds to the “propaganda model” he thoroughly, yet no less confusingly, posits in Manufacturing Consent; which, I also had to lay down a few years back for the same reasons mentioned above.
The great thing about Chomsky is that he opens your eyes to blatant falsification and misinformation in such a way that you become more aware and therefore more critical of media in general. You can read his essays and books, or listen to him speak over and over again, and each time you learn something new. That’s why I’m trying to read this one again. Nov 09, P. I’d leave it there, but let me elaborate for a few sentences. I read this when I was twelve years old. If a twelve year old who reads at a 12th grade level cannot understand your writing, you are writing in terms unnecessary.
If not for the billowing footnotes and rank nonsense, perhaps I might have enjoyed his very bullshit critique of education in the Western World. I re-read it when I was sixteen, giving the armchair sissy another chance. If you want anarchy, read CrimethInc. Fu Fuck Noam Chomsky. In this book Chomsky portrays the notion that students are indoctrinated about the concept of democracy and instilled with patriotism.
He also mentions that students should be discovering for themselves the nature of democracy and be practicing naturally because of it. The book talks about problems of the education system and the foreign policies that many students are unaware of. My favorite part of the book is when Chomsky gives an example of what education is.
He says ” Education is not be vi In this book Chomsky portrays the notion that students are indoctrinated about the concept of democracy and instilled with patriotism. He says ” Education is not be viewed as something like filling a vessel with water, rather, assisting a flower to grow in its own way. Initially I liked the book, but later on I got confused because the author believes that reader knows of many foreign policies, events, etc.
Also the author doesn’t really provide a further expiation of what the solutions are for the education system. I would recommend this book to those with significant knowledge of history and passion. Overall the book wasn’t bad nor good. Si bien considero que leer a Chomsky es siempre un gusto. There are 55 pages in this page book that can be reasonably be described as being about education.
The remaining part talks about American militarism and media distortions, standard Chomsky fare. Interesting, sure, but those expecting a whole book about Chomsky’s views on education will be disappointed. Aug 22, Timali rated it liked it Shelves: In the beginning is a short analysis of formal education. Afterwards, the book is about mis-education through media and political propaganda, focusing greatly on the contra war in s.
Also offers a critical perspective on democracy and US interventions to “restore democracy”. While the title of the book is rather misleading, the book itself is educational and worth reading. Aug 22, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: He argues that our schools are not democratic entities, but are increasingly serving capitalistic interests.
Chomsky on Mis-Education
Teachers miseduation are true intellectuals will help students become critical thinkers who question chomsiy ideologies they are asked to regurgitate in the classroom. I am in an state of quiet uproar as I read this book. It is a fascinating and motivating read.
The first chapters are the best, and could be read alone to get the gist of Chomsky’s argument. The last chapters trail off about the history of injustice in South America due to U.
Apr 18, Zac rated it liked it Shelves: The book is several separate parts put together under a common theme. I’d actually give 4 or 5 stars to the piece ‘Democracy and Education’ taken from Chomsky’s speech at Loyola endorsing and defending John Dewey. I’d give a solid 4 stars to the piece ‘Market Democracy in a Neoliberal Order. Each part is good enough, but it’s also all more of the same: Several chapters are available in other books. It’s excellent and awakening if you’re seeing it the first time, more of the same if you’ve seen Chomsky’s other work.
Jul 12, Neil Morrison rated it liked it.
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This could be a good start to reading Chomsky as several of the chapters are available in other books but if you have them already then this book is pretty much un-needed so I dropped a star for that. However if your new to Chomsky this book will be a real eye-opener and perhaps awaken you to what is going on around yourself and dis-information. The piece ‘Democracy and Education’ would by itself be worthy of 5 stars and if you have not read it, I urge that you hunt it down.
It can be found indepe This could be a good start to reading Chomsky as several of the chapters are available in other books but if you have them already then this book is pretty much un-needed so I dropped a star for that.
It can be found independent of the book though as it is basically his speech to Loyola University in If your new to Chomsky by all means buy the book, if you own Chomsky books already then you probably already have the essays. Jul 20, Nativeabuse rated it it was ok.
Love the guy, and chpmsky with everything he says, but this is far from his best work. These Chomsky interview books are usually just him saying the same stuff over and over again every single book.
Chomsky on Miseducation
This is no exception. I thought it might be chkmsky exception because of the fact that it is labeled as a book on education, but it barely touches upon these topics before getting back into the cohmsky topics he always discusses, Nicaragua, Central America, South America, Vietnam, Israel, US atrocities, ec Love the guy, and agree with everything he says, but this is far from his best work.
I thought it might be an exception because of the fact that it is labeled as a book on education, but it barely touches upon these topics before getting back into the timeworn topics he always discusses, Nicaragua, Central America, South America, Vietnam, Israel, US atrocities, ect.
The attempt to link misrducation stuff to education was half-assed at best.
Not one of his better chojsky. Mar 04, Ben rated it liked it Shelves: Chomsky is a man everyone should read. This book’s information paralleled what I had just read in Shock Doctrine but without the doctrine part.
I can’t read this every day. In fact, it took me more than a year to finish this book. I read 80 pages, put it down for a year, then picked it up and finished it in a week. I can’t say that I would enjoy reading it again unless I went to school for political science or something similar.
But, I’m glad I read something by Chomsky rather than just watching Chomsky is a man everyone should read. But, I’m glad I read something by Chomsky rather than just watching all of his speeches. I’d read this a few years ago and forgot every bit of it.