The Six Virtues of the Educated Person: Helping Kids to Learn, Schools to Succeed


reviewed by Laura Reimer - January 28, 2010

coverTitle: The Six Virtues of the Educated Person: Helping Kids to Learn, Schools to Succeed
Author(s): J. Hurley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham
ISBN: 1607092751, Pages: 176, Year: 2009
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If Americans are united on one thing, it is their desire that students receive a good education. Education is valued because it gives students the things necessary to succeed in a modern technological society. A minority of citizens know that education is also important for a more generous and caring society. The way to improve schools is, however, becoming increasingly contested. Currently, bureaucracy is the way education is delivered. But since the writing of Karl Marx and Max Weber, there have been many critics of the self-serving, rigid and undemocratic tendencies in bureaucratic structures. In his recent book, The Six Virtues of the Educated Person: Helping Kids to Learn, Schools to Succeed, J. Casey Hurley joins the voices from the past who have been concerned about bureaucracy, politics, and education. Placing a further separation upon the politics-administration dichotomy, Hurley proposes an alternative model that divorces politics entirely from the delivery... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 28, 2010
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15902, Date Accessed: 11/15/2019 7:24:55 AM

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