Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

How to Succeed in School Without Really Learning the Credentials Race in American Education

by David F. Labaree

  • ISBN: 9780300069938
  • ISBN10: 0300069936

How to Succeed in School Without Really Learning the Credentials Race in American Education

by David F. Labaree

  • List Price: $60.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1997
  • ISBN: 9780300069938
  • ISBN10: 0300069936
used Add to Cart $18.79
You save: 69%
Marketplace Item
Description: Getting ahead and getting an education are inseparable in the minds of most Americans. David Labaree argues, however, that the connection between schooling and social mobility may be doing more harm than good, for the pursuit of educational credentials has come to take precedence over the acquisition of knowledge.

Labaree examines the competing intellectual and ideological traditions that have fought for dominance in our public schools from the nineteenth century to the present. He claims that by thinking of education primarily as the route to individual advancement, we are defining it as a private good -- a means of gaining a competitive advantage over other people. He endorses an alternative vision, one that sees education as a public good, providing society with benefits that can be collectively shared -- for example, by producing citizens who are politically responsible and workers who are economically productive. He points out that when education is seen primarily as a private consumer good, a number of consequences follow. Formal characteristics of schooling -- grades, credits, and degrees -- come to assume greater weight than substantive characteristics, such as actually learning something. Grading becomes more important for its social consequences than for its pedagogical uses. For these and other reasons, the pursuit of certification and degrees takes precedence over the goals of learning, and the private benefits of schooling take precedence over its democratic and civic functions.

"A wonderful book that draws on the history and sociology of education to show why schools have been increasingly oriented around the awarding of credentials rather than the pursuit oflearning". -- William Reese, author of The Origins of the American High School

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: secondsale
Location: Montgomery, IL Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Price:
$18.79
Comments:
Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Seller: Books by Chance LLC
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Condition: Acceptable
1997. hardcover. Dustcover: worn--edgeworn. Notes: occasional. Underlining: occasional. sku247657:
Price:
$19.06
Comments:
1997. hardcover. Dustcover: worn--edgeworn. Notes: occasional. Underlining: occasional. sku247657:
Seller: GoodDealsOnUsedBooks
Location: Aurora, IL
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
0300069936 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Price:
$21.13
Comments:
0300069936 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc...
Seller: Coas Books, Inc.
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor
[...]
Price:
$21.15
Comments:
Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor
[...]
Seller: St. Vinnie's Books
Location: Eugene, OR
Condition: Good
Underlining and other markings in pencil. Hardcover This item shows wear from
[...]
Price:
$21.15
Comments:
Underlining and other markings in pencil. Hardcover This item shows wear from
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$42.81
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).