By Noam Chomsky, Donaldo Macedo (ed., intr.)
During this ebook, Chomsky builds a bigger realizing of our instructional wishes, beginning with the altering function of faculties this present day, but broadening our view towards new versions of public schooling for citizenship.
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The business class and their private interests are represented by the state-corporate nexus. But schools are by no means the only instrument of indoctrination. Other institutions work in tandem to reinforce the indoctrination process. Let's take what we are fed by television. We are offered to watch a string of emptyminded shows that are designed as entertainment but function to distract people from understanding their real problems or identifying the sources of their problems. Instead, those mindless shows socialize the viewer to become a passive consumer.
Peter McLaren and Rhonda Hammer, "Media Knowledge, Warrior Citizenry, and Postmodern Literacies," Journal of Urban and Cultural Studies 1 (1992), 49. 33. William Lutz, Doublespeak (New York: HarperCollins, 1989), 1. 34. Said, Representations of the Intellectual, xiv. 35. Henry Giroux, Radical Pedagogy and Educated Hope: Remembering Paulo Freire (typewritten MS). 36. Paulo Freire and Donaldo Macedo, "A Dialogue: Culture, Language and Race," in Breaking Free: The Transformative Power of Critical Pedagogy, ed.
According to Chomsky, "What happened to David Spritzler is expected of schools, which are institutions for indoctrination and for imposing obedience. Far from creating independent thinkers, schools have always, throughout history, played an institutional role in system of control and coercion. " In this sense, as Edward Said correctly points out, teachers are like other "professionals, experts, consultants who provide authority with their labor while gaining great profit"" As paid functionaries of the state, teachers are expected to engage in a form of moral, social, political, and economic reproduction designed to shape students in the image of the dominant society.
Chomsky on Mis-Education by Noam Chomsky, Donaldo Macedo (ed., intr.)