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Preserving Our Common World


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AESA Critics Choice Award Winner

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Table of Contents

Foreword -- Introduction -- The Paradox of Natality: Teaching in the Midst of Belatedness -- Hannah Arendt on Authority: Conservatism in Education Reconsidered -- Education for Judgment: An Arendtian Oxymoron? -- Contesting Utopianism: Hannah Arendt and the Tensions of Democratic Education -- Multicultural Education and Arendtian Conservatism: On Memory, Historical Injury, and Our Sense of the Common -- Is Hannah Arendt a Multiculturalist? -- Hannah Arendt on Politicizing the University and Other Cliches -- The Eclipse of Thinking: An Arendtian Critique of Cooperative Learning -- What and How We Learned from Hannah Arendt: An Exchange of Letters

About the Author

Mordechai Gordon is a Professor of education in the School of Education at Quinnipiac University. His areas of specialization are foundations of education, humour and teacher education. He is author of Ten Common Myths in American Education (Holistic Education Press, 2005) and the editor of Reclaiming Dissent: Civics Education for the 21st Century, winner of the 2009 AESA Critics Choice Award. Dr. Gordon has published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as Educational Theory, Journal of Teacher Education, Oxford Review of Education and Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice.

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