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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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. The usual stuff I’ve read a million times from Chomsky. ,iseducation

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Aug 22, Melissa rated it really liked it Shelves: Pedagogy of Freedom Paulo Freire. Chomsky’s critique of how our current educational system “miseducates” students and his prescriptions for change are essential reading for teachers, parents, school administrators, activists, and anyone concerned about the future. At a time when teachers, students, and public life in general are under assault by the juggernaut of commodification and capital accumulation, it is crucial that educators, parents, youth, and others be offered a language in which politics, power, justice, and social change become central to any notion of educational reform.

Just a collection of very good essays, but with only tenuous links to education. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index inChomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar during the — time period, and was the eighth-most cited scholar in any time period. He is an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Also offers a critical perspective on democracy and US interventions to miseductaion democracy”. Privatized and indoctrinating systematic propaganda controls education by having children reproduce, legitimatize, and maintain the current dominant social order. I can’t say that I would enjoy reading it again miseducationn I went to school for political science or something similar. There is a strong clash of civilizations just for getting dominance. Only gave it 4 because a lot of what he was saying was way over my head, but the stuff I did grasp was amazingly enlightening.


This book is one of those examples.

I am in an state of quiet uproar as I read this book. No trivia or quizzes yet. Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language miseducatikn Mind and Knowledge of Language: The underlying theme is rather what Chomsky has termed “the manufacture of consent”–in other words, propaganda and how governments, particularly his own, and corporations misinform and distort facts to serve their interests and those of their masters.

Chomsky weaves global technological change and the primacy of responsible media with the democratic role of schools and higher education. 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.

Also the author doesn’t really provide a further expiation of what the solutions are for the education system.

On MisEducation (Critical Perspectives)

The last chapters trail off about the history of injustice in South America due to U. 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, ec Love the guy, and agree with everything he says, but this is far from his best work. Chomsky has written many books on the links between language, human creativity, and intelligence, including Language and Mind and Knowledge of Language: Books by Noam Chomsky.

Popular passages Page 7 – I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races — that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races It is a fascinating and motivating read.


I can’t read this every day.

On MisEducation by Noam Chomsky

I’d give a solid 4 stars to the piece ‘Market Democracy in a Neoliberal Order. In fact, it took me more than a year to finish this book. 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. Eye-opening and important, but very dry and not really what I was looking for.

Aug 22, Timali rated it liked it Shelves: 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. Page 1 – Democracy,” in the United States rhetoric refers to a system of governance in which elite elements based in the business community control the state by virtue of their dominance of the private society, while the population observes quietly.

You can read his essays and books, or listen to him speak over and over again, and each time you learn something new.

However, this is touched on only briefly in the first chapter, an interview with 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. He conducted much of his research at Harvard University. I do not have that foundation knowledge miseducation perhaps?