The Language Police: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn
Vintage Books, 2004 - 271 頁
If you’re an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy’s night out, Diane Ravitch’s internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you: Erase those words from your vocabulary!
Textbook publishers and state education agencies have sought to root out racist, sexist, and elitist language in classroom and library materials. But according to Diane Ravitch, a leading historian of education, what began with the best of intentions has veered toward bizarre extremes. At a time when we celebrate and encourage diversity, young readers are fed bowdlerized texts, devoid of the references that give these works their meaning and vitality. With forceful arguments and sensible solutions for rescuing American education from the pressure groups that have made classrooms bland and uninspiring, The Language Police offers a powerful corrective to a cultural scandal.
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Test bias — United States . 3. Censorship — United States . I. Title . LB3045-7.R38 2003 371.32 — dc21 2002040622 Vintage ISBN : 1-4000-3064-1 Author photograph © Lisa J. Wolfe Book design by Anthea Lingeman www.vintagebooks.com Printed ...
Contents ix Acknowledgments A Note to the Reader xi ONE 3 19 31 50 FIVE 62 SIX 79 SEVEN 97 EIGHT II2 Forbidden Topics , Forbidden Words TWO The New Meaning of Bias THREE Everybody Does It : The Textbook Publishers FOUR Everybody Does It ...
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THE LANGUAGE POLICE: How Pressure Groups Restrict What Students Learn用戶評語 - Kirkus
Johnny and Janie can't read, can't find the Pacific on a map, can't even think—all thanks to official censorship that "represents a systemic breakdown of our ability to educate the next generation ... 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - AngelaB86 - LibraryThing
I'm only 5 or 6 chapters into this book, and already she's explained why the textbooks I was forced to read in school were so mind-numbingly boring! I would recommend this book to anyone interested in what schools are teaching. 閱讀評論全文