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By Joel Westheimer

What does it suggest to be ''patriotic'' within the usa after the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001? and the way have the present notions of patriotism-loudly trumpeted in American media-affected schooling in American colleges? during this wide-ranging and lively e-book, popular academic leaders, lecture room practitioners, in addition political activists solution those questions with insights, reviews, and tough evidence. individuals specialize in serious concerns on the topic of patriotism and democracy in schooling together with the social reports curriculum, army recruitment in faculties, and pupil dissent. They examine the methods our faculties have replaced considering the fact that 11th of September and look at the efforts of educators who refuse to toe the hot ''patriotic'' line. This well timed quantity offer a provocative but grounded exploration of the way colleges are mediating nationwide patriotic sentiments.

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