If you’re an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy’s night out, Diane Ravitch’s internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you: Erase those words from your vocabulary! Textbook publishers and state education agencies have sought to root out racist, sexist, and elitist language in classroom and library materials. But according to Diane Ravitch, a leading historian of education, what began with the best of intentions has veered toward bizarre extremes. At a time when we celebrate and encourage diversity, young readers are fed bowdlerized texts, devoid of the references that give these works their meaning and vitality. With forceful arguments and sensible solutions for rescuing American education from the pressure groups that have made classrooms bland and uninspiring, The Language Police offers a powerful corrective to a cultural scandal.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-18 - Publisher: Vintage
If you’re an actress or a coed just trying to do a man-size job, a yes-man who turns a deaf ear to some sob sister, an heiress aboard her yacht, or a bookworm enjoying a boy’s night out, Diane Ravitch’s internationally acclaimed The Language Police has bad news for you:
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Manchester University Press
A coherent overview of pressure groups in Britain and how they influence the government, accessible to non-specialist graduate and undergraduate students. Discusses what pressure groups are and how they are studied; their place in a democracy; their internal structures and dynamics; their cooperation and resources; and their relationship to the
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The readings in this series are chosen from a variety of journals and other sources to cover major areas or issues in the study of politics, government, and political theory. Each volume contains an introductory essay by the editor and a select guide to further reading. Since the early 1950s
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Manchester University Press
Presents a detailed study of the changing nature of environmental pressure groups since the 1980s. The book concentrates on the most important national campaigning groups through which environmental pressure has been channelled in Britain.