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Teaching Values: Critical Perspectives on Education, Politics, and Culture


reviewed by James Lawson — 2005

coverTitle: Teaching Values: Critical Perspectives on Education, Politics, and Culture
Author(s): Ron Scapp
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 041593107X, Pages: 198, Year: 2003
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In his recent inaugural parade, George Bush acknowledged the University of Texas marching band by raising his right hand, with the index and pinky fingers extended, in the school’s “Hook ‘em ‘Horns” salute. Unfortunately, President Bush was unaware the worldwide viewing audience included Norwegians, for whom the same salute is reserved to acknowledge Satan. The episode, a simple misunderstanding when put in the proper context, illustrates a problem with reliance on a single notion of values and culture. Ignoring the value of multiple perspectives blocks understandings and can create divisions among different cultures. In Teaching Values: Critical Perspectives on Education, Politics, and Culture, however, Ron Scapp asserts a crucial educational consequence of such divides: Today’s educators are forced to enlist and join one side or the other in the ongoing culture wars. Those who attempt to stay out of the trenches find themselves nevertheless hunkered down dodging the venomous fusillades of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1544-1547
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11768, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 2:59:11 AM

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  • James Lawson
    University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education
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    J. R. LAWSON, JR. is a doctoral candidate at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. His research interests include the philosophy of John Dewey, the politics of schooling, and social capital in local school governance. He previously taught fourth and fifth grade at P.S. 528 in Manhattan and currently serves as managing director for the Summer Arts Program at the University of Virginia Art Museum.
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