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The Conspiracy of the Good (History of Schools and Schooling, nr. 30)

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 23 Dec 2004
"The Conspiracy of the Good" addresses nagging questions that are part of the public debate over schooling. Why do our public schools, especially those in poor and working-class communities of color, fail to live up to the promises of the American dream? Why do reforms, those standard items in political campaigns, fail to create meaningful change? This book argues that -progressive-, well-meaning, good-hearted men and women, who often advocate -good intentions- in the name of -helping those in need-, have ended up doing more harm than good. "The Conspiracy of the Good" explores how these -good intentions- go awry. Michael E. James argues that the core value of the American experience is conflict - not consensus - despite what mainstream historians have espoused over the last few decades."
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ISBN-13: 9780820457796
ISBN-10: 0820457795
Pagini: 385
Dimensiuni: 229 x 155 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.5 kg
Editura: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
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The Author: Michael James attended public schools in Los Angeles where he graduated from The California State University and did his graduate work at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. He has published extensively in the history of education. His most recent book is an edited volume of essays, Social Reconstruction Through Education (1995). He lives in Lyme, Connecticut, with his wife and three children.