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Liberal anxieties and liberal education, Alan Ryan

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Liberal anxieties and liberal education
Title
Liberal anxieties and liberal education
Statement of responsibility
Alan Ryan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Education seems to be in one of its perennial crises, and all shades of political opinion quarrel over the reasons and the cure. Alan Ryan asks what these culture wars are really about, and why the battle is so ferocious. His answer is that for two hundred years education has been the focus of three great anxieties: that modern times have turned workers into uncultivated machine-minders; that democracy is degenerating into mob rule; and that our fearsome pace of change leaves us morally and spiritually adrift. Schools have the impossible task of rescuing us from these ill-defined dangers, and discussion about school reform arouses feelings more appropriate to wars of religion. Ryan argues for more perspective and less panic, for a calmer, livelier sense of the complexity and contradictions inherent to democratic education
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryan, Alan
Dewey number
370.11/2
Index
index present
LC call number
LC1011
LC item number
.R93 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The annual New York review of books and Hill and Wang lecture series
Series volume
ser. no. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Education, Humanistic
  • Liberalism
  • Liberalism
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
Label
Liberal anxieties and liberal education, Alan Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37884739
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780809065394
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97038930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)37884739
Label
Liberal anxieties and liberal education, Alan Ryan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37884739
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
199 pages
Isbn
9780809065394
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97038930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)37884739

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