for the Global Economy: How Corporate Power Damages Education and Subverts Students' Futures" by educational psychologist Gerald Coles reveals that behind the going concern for "global economy education" lies capitalism's metastasizing indifference to human values, to a fair distribution of resources, to its radical restructuring of workplaces with an attendant intensification of work effort, and to the genuine well-being of workers and their families.
What a crying irony it is that instead of educating our children, we're actually miseducating
Digon-Regueiro, Patricia (2008): "Children programmes and sensationalist TV: entertaining, misinforming, miseducating
Americans: Distortions of Historical Understanding.
teachers about the poor: A critical analysis of Ruby Payne's claims about poverty.
While reading Miseducating
Americans: Distortions of Historical Understanding, I was reminded of the Wendell Berry remark in Another Turn of the Crank (1995): "When history has been reduced to cliche, we need to return to the study of history." Richard F.
But he also accused the Saudis of trying to prevent or defeat the nuclear deal reached in July, of producing or miseducating
many "extremist perpetrators of acts of terror," of supporting "extremist terrorists in Syria and elsewhere," and waging a "senseless war" in Yemen.
Americans: Distortions of Historical Understanding examines accounts of American history appearing in textbooks and popular accounts and compares them with the reports in scholarly monographs, considering how myths came to be considered as recorded history and taken as truth.
When the United States colonized the Philippines, it framed its invasion as one of "liberation," emancipating supposedly "childlike" Filipinos from the evil clutches of the Spaniards and the racially mixed "gangs" of Tagalog revolutionaries who they characterized as "bandits." William Howard Taft called Filipinos "little brown brothers," while American colonial policy was based on an ideology of "uplifting" and "educating" (some would say "miseducating
") the population, further infantilizing Filipinos as incapable of governing themselves.
The majority ought to be ashamed, he argued, of miseducating
their children, betraying the common good, and prosecuting a benefactor like himself.
It involves a project of teaching teachers and students to understand learning and rationality through submission to authority, and miseducating
them to comprehend their alienation as a failure of individual gumption rather than as a constitutive part of development informed by a social formation and economy that depends upon the making of alienation.
These attempts at "miseducating
" America were so far off the mark that people became leery of governmental warnings about drugs, yet this propagandist mentality is still evidenced in both politics and the media.