• Sociology
  • Published 2006

Revisiting Postman and Weingartner’s ‘New education’ – is teaching citizenship a subversive activity?

@inproceedings{Leighton2006RevisitingPA,
  title={Revisiting Postman and Weingartner’s ‘New education’ – is teaching citizenship a subversive activity?},
  author={Ralph Leighton},
  year={2006}
}
This article revisits many of the characteristics of the ‘New Education’ as identified and discussed by Postman and Weingartner (1976), and considers them as central in the development of citizenship as a National Curriculum subject in England. The content of the original is briefly reframed to address this suggested centrality within a specific and specified meaning of ‘subversive’. In being influenced by a number of contemporaneous contributions to the sociology of education such as those of… CONTINUE READING

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