The Need for Revision

Curriculum, Literature, and the 21st Century

  • Editors
  • David P. OwenJr.

Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education book series (TRANS, volume 77)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 1-24
  3. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 25-43
  4. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 45-58
  5. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 59-72
  6. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 73-87
  7. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 89-104
  8. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 105-120
  9. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 121-135
  10. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 137-151
  11. David P. Owen Jr.
    Pages 153-167
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 169-178

About this book


Can we have more teacher/intellectuals in our classrooms? This book demonstrates that we can. But many things have to change before intellectual standards appear again in public schools. David Owen attempts to show, but not in outline form, how we can revise our schools. Can we escape the rut in which public education finds itself, dominated by the inane (tests), the stifling (reduction of school to job training), and the insane (transformation of a life-affirming odyssey of the mind to clichés, information gathering, and slogans)? We can reclaim the beauty of an education if we join David and re-vise our classrooms. Education is uncertain, risky, wonderously adventurous—yet schooling has become stale. No—tediously dreadful. There is a need to revise. Reject standardized tests! Repeal pay for performance! Eject No Child Left Behind before no child has a thoughtful mind left. It is time to revise, and David’s book explains why. Are we still interested in the mind, soul, and substance of the individual? Does it matter who we are and become, or just what we do? If these questions still matter, dwell carefully with David’s ideas and transform yourself, your students, school, community, state, nation, and world. It is time to revise them all. John A. Weaver, Georgia Southern University

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