Critical Education in the New Information Age by Peter McLaren, Visit Amazon's Manuel Castells Page, search

By Peter McLaren, Visit Amazon's Manuel Castells Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Manuel Castells, , Ramón Flecha, Paulo Freiré, Henry A. Giroux, Donaldo Macedo, Paul Willis

Essays by way of the various world's top educators offer a innovative portrait of recent rules and advancements in schooling that could impression the potential for social and political switch. The authors consider such varied terrain as feminism, ecology, media, and person liberty of their pursuit of latest rules that could tell the basic perform of schooling and advertise a extra humane civil society. The booklet consolidates fresh pondering simply because it displays on rising new strains of serious idea.

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Thus, when the Berkeley teaching assistants went on strike in 1992 asking the right to be represented in their teaching conditions by the United Auto Workers Union, they were in fact demonstrating the demise of the labor movement they wanted to bolster. If the UAW can represent Berkeley graduate students, it means that the linkage between position in the social structure and representation of interests has been lost, to the benefit of professionalized representatives mastering the technology of litigation and bargaining.

The convergence of social evolution and information technologies has created a new material basis for the performance of the activities processed through the social system. This material basis is so historically specific that it imposes its inherent logic on most social processes, thus essentially conditioning the structure of society. The determination of these networks of flows over the social structure operates at least at four levels: 1. Networks organize the positions of actors, organizations, and institutions in societies and economies.

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