Harvard Educational Review
  1. Thirteen Questions

    Reframing Education's Conversation

    Edited by Joe Kincheloe and Shirley Steinberg.

    New York: Peter Lang, 1994. 322 pp. $16.95 (paper).

    With all the talk about values in this country, the time has come for educators to engage in serious discussion with their colleagues and students about the sociohistorical construction of values, meaning, identity, and subjectivity, and their inherent relationship to power, as well as about who speaks, from what position, who is heard, and who dictates policy. Thirteen Questions: Reframing Education's Conversation takes up these very issues. Editors Joe Kincheloe and Shirley Steinberg have assembled a group of influential intellectuals, including Maxine Greene, Joyce King, William Pinar, and Deborah Britzman, who address questions such as "What are the basics and are we teaching them?" "Who decides the forms schools have taken, and who should decide?" "What is good teaching?" "Should the fact that we live in a democratic society make a difference in what our schools are like?" "In what ways do gender, race, and class affect the educational process?" and "What are schools for and what should we be doing in the name of education?"

    The essays elaborate on the potential of theory to create the conditions within which students develop the critical skills to become active and responsible citizens, capable of hoping, struggling, understanding, and negotiating difference, and eliminating human suffering. Thirteen Questions is an important contribution to understanding and realizing a truly critical multicultural democracy.

    P.L.
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    Abstracts

    A Dialogue
    Culture, Language, and Race
    By Paulo Freire and Donaldo P. Macedo
    Navajo Youth and Anglo Racism
    Cultural Integrity and Resistance
    By Donna Deyhle
    Script, Counterscript, and Underlife in the Classroom
    James Brown versus Brown v. Board of Education
    By Kris Gutierrez, Betsy Rymes, and Joanne Larson
    Levels of Comparison in Educational Studies
    Different Insights from Different Literatures and the Value of Multilevel Analyses
    By Mark Bray and R. Murray Thomas

    Book Notes

    Other People's Children
    By Lisa Delpit

    National Issues on Education
    Edited by John F. Jennings.

    U.S. Educational Policy Interest Groups
    By Gregory S. Butler and James D. Slack.

    Education at a Glance
    By the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.

    School Choice
    By Peter W. Cookson Jr.

    Crosscurrents:
    Edited by Lance W. Roberts and Rodney A. Clifton

    Framing Questions, Constructing Answers
    By Noel F. McGinn and Allison M. Borden

    Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

    Changing the Subject
    Edited by Sue Davies, Cathy Lubelska, and Jocey Quinn.

    Rewriting Literacy
    Edited by Candace Mitchell and Kathleen Weiler.

    The Return of the Political
    By Chantal Mouffe

    Black Popular Culture
    Edited by Gina Dent.

    Thirteen Questions
    Edited by Joe Kincheloe and Shirley Steinberg.