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Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism


reviewed by Paul Shaker January 08, 2008

coverTitle: Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism
Author(s): Daniel S Greenburg
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Chicago
ISBN: 0226306259, Pages: 324, Year: 2007
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Some readers come to this book on science not from the sciences, but from other closely related fields such as government, higher education administration and the corporate world. Others will find their interest piqued as citizens, investors, or present or future medical patients. Science stands at the center of the modern Zeitgeist affecting many prominent spheres of influence and, as yet, shows little decline as we approach the post-modern era. Daniel S. Greenburg, respected, longstanding science journalist, travels among these varied realms to create the context for his analysis, subtitled “The Perils, Rewards and Delusions of Campus Capitalism.” As a higher education administrator and student of education policy and politics, this reviewer’s approach to Science for Sale is informed by similar personal observations on commercial incursions into the public schools, most famously in the No Child Left Behind Act (Shaker & Heilman, 2004, 2008). The common theme of interest to non-scientists... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 08, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14870, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 2:53:17 PM

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  • Paul Shaker
    Simon Fraser University
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    PAUL SHAKER, a career educator, has served as dean or head of teacher education at six North American institutions, including, most recently, Simon Fraser University of British Columbia. He has also worked in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait (as a Fulbright Senior Scholar). His book on American education policy and politics is forthcoming from Routledge.
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