Univ of New York Press Examines how schools function as agents and transmitters of moral life in communities.
Book News The authors take to task the inclination of the American public to let schools bear the brunt of the failures of our economy and democracy, and advocate that schools are not as much about learning as they are about morality. They discuss America's ideas about education and morality in an effort to show how to be participants in, rather than pawns of, our culture and moral life. The histories of two elementary schools one historically African American, and the other historically white and their communities provide the basis of a critique of the value conflict that has characterized educational reform in this country, and show that building community is at the heart of education. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.