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The Art Of Freedom Teaching The Humanities To The Poor

Author : Earl Shorris
ISBN : 9780393081275
Genre : Education
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A book describing the author's astonishing success in bringing the study of the humanities to poor people in many cultures through The Clemente Course in the Humanities, work for which he was awarded a National Medal in the Humanities by President Clinton. It shows, often through lively anecdote, the crucial difference that understanding ones own culture and history makes in improving and empowering poor people. The last chapter of the book will describe the introduction, this year, of the CCH into a major US public school system, as a pilot program in one of the poorest black high schools in Chicago.

Riches For The Poor

Author : Earl Shorris
ISBN : 0393320669
Genre : Education
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In this groundbreaking work, Shorris examines the nature of poverty in America today--addressing such issues as why people are poor and why they stay poor--and offers a unique solution to the problem. Print features.

New American Blues

Author : Earl Shorris
ISBN : 0393045544
Genre : Social Science
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A look at the daily lives of the poor in contemporary America analyzes their absence from, and apathy toward, politics and power, and suggests how they might rediscover their connection to the larger society and bring democracy to fruition. 20,000 first printing.

In The Language Of Kings

Author : Earl Shorris
ISBN : 039302010X
Genre : Literary Collections
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A collection of poetry, anecdotes, and philosophy of the original peoples of Mesoamerica provides a history of Mexico and Central America through an Indian point of view.

Not For Profit

Author : Martha C. C. Nussbaum
ISBN : 9781400834228
Genre : Education
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In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have rightly been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry both in the United States and abroad. Anxiously focused on national economic growth, we increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable and empathetic citizens. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. And the loss of these basic capacities jeopardizes the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world. In response to this dire situation, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world. Drawing on the stories of troubling--and hopeful--educational developments from around the world, Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education.

Arts Of Living

Author : Kurt Spellmeyer
ISBN : 079145648X
Genre : Education
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Argues that higher education needs to abandon the “culture wars” if it hopes to address the major crises of the century.

Closing Of The American Mind

Author : Allan Bloom
ISBN : 1439126267
Genre : Social Science
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The Closing of the American Mind, a publishing phenomenon in hardcover, is now a paperback literary event. In this acclaimed number one national best-seller, one of our country's most distinguished political philosophers argues that the social/political crisis of 20th-century America is really an intellectual crisis. Allan Bloom's sweeping analysis is essential to understanding America today. It has fired the imagination of a public ripe for change.

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