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Paul Goodman, 30 Years Later: Growing Up Absurd; Compulsory Mis-education, and The Community of Scholars; and The New Reformation—A Retrospective


by James S. Kaminsky — 2006

This article is a retrospective account of the legacy of Paul Goodman's major educational works: Growing Up Absurd; Compulsory Mis-education, and The Community of Scholars; and The New Reformation. It is argued here that what remains of interest in Goodman's work is to be found in the tropes and the anarchic Zeitgeist of his work. The legacy of Goodman's educational writing is its art and the nostalgic romantic humanism that holds together its various educational tropes. Goodman's contribution to educational thought was the awakening that he brought to some elements of America's mythology—that is, freedom, liberty, individuality, and human rights. Although many of the recommendations for education in his books seem more than somewhat out of touch with today's educational issues, Goodman's texts still assert a romantic anarchic humanism coloring an educational counterstory that is a refreshing alternative to the politically correct educational agendas of conservatives and liberals alike.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 7, 2006, p. 1339-1361
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12559, Date Accessed: 11/15/2018 5:50:37 AM

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  • James Kaminsky
    Auburn University
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    JAMES S. KAMINSKY is professor in the College of Education at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. His major research interest is the social foundations of education. Previous publications include A New History of Educational Philosophy (1993) and various articles in journals such as Educational Theory, Harvard Educational Review, Journal of Education, Educational Studies [U.K.], Educational Philosophy and Theory, and Australian Journal of Education.
 
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