This is the previously mentioned commentary on Mark Slouka’s article “ Dehumanized: When math and science rule the school” Since the article. Mark Slouka’s essay (Dehumanized: When math and science rule the school) comes across as a persuasive argument that the humanities. Instructor’s Note. This essay is Julia Evanoff’s analysis of Mark. Slouka’s article “ Dehumanized.” Julia does a great job speaking to a general audience that may.

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This is an hypothesis but it cannot be rejected out of hand. Yes, the question of institutional organization is of course central. And thus is set up a confrontation of cultures — science and degumanized on one side and humanities and the arts on the other. Article — From the July issue Eclogue On the rich sin of meddling.

Science is first of all a process; a way of being and looking that has consequences beyond the classroom, academia, and NASA. So, I think Slouka obscures the difference between science and technology. Universal general public education responded to the needs imposed by the societies of that period. While there were many dehumqnized on developing the rode toward education, direction of research, in an ideal environment and setting, this has “no corporate and no humanitarian strategy? How to improve our education system is a question few Indians want to confront, building more NITs is probably only going to make things worse in many ways.

Over time we have seen the emergence of the giant publicly owned corporations with their very different needs, both in terms of management and of performance. The motivations that gave rise to the industrial age transcended the desires of those involved in math and science. However, I just do not know empirically if it is true that math and science get a lot more attention.


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It is making viable all those disparate pieces of information and a hopeful ignition alouka a potential. Which is arguably true, and I think the shortcomings of the GDP are now very well known. Perhaps the problem is that teachers are not alive to the possibilities of their subjects. They have no aptitude for it, no connection to it, really. Maths and science can encourage critical thinking, no doubt. That no one has ever been sent to prison for espousing the wrong value for the Hubble constant is precisely to the point.

His claim is that we are living in a time where we have become slaves to the market — everything has to serve the ends of the market. It has never been, and I hope it never will be for it would be a disaster.

Conversation: Writer, Professor Mark Slouka on America’s ‘Dehumanized’ Education

This is something Slouka asserts but does not seem to offer much evidence for. But we are nowhere near this kind of thing in the US. Sure, the topics that are questioned and reasoned about are different for mathandscience than for the humanities, as it pointed out by the article. The scientific method, the beating heart of the sciences, could rightly be described as a formalized manifestation of critical thought, and I doubt Slouka would claim that this year’s high school graduates have an especially firm grasp of it.

It is ironic that science alone has never led to devastating results. Later, they meet again at a concentration camp.

Conversation: Writer, Professor Mark Slouka on America’s ‘Dehumanized’ Education | PBS NewsHour

While reading “Dehumanized” I became convinced that I have seriously missed out. Indeed, after the Enlightenment, no sphere of human inquiry was left untouched by the methods of science. I was forced to re-learn place values every year until the age of That is the fault of the educational system. Dehumanzied and biology are not methods.


In fact, the teachers dehumanizedd often the first to complain about everything that’s cut and dropped. They are there to learn. One can see how the caste system combined with a exam based education system combined with excess emphasis on math and science has lead to an often undemocratic middle class in democratic India. One goal seems to be “an individual formed through questioning”. Funny because many people here have problems with Portuguese, a difficult discipline Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.


This site uses cookies. Does society change with them, with such new affirmative style, that it indeed knows what it’s talking about? If Mark had taken even a few advanced science or math courses, he would not have composed such a well-crafted body of silly statements. Can critical thinking markk to a reform or improvement in values? Slouka unfortunately has a narrow and conventional view of science. When math and science rule the school.

An obvious example of that is the issue of ethics in experimentation. Many features on this website require JavaScript. As a philanthropist, “a gift” is a great thing one can extend from oneself. I agree with Arun partly that there does not seem to be any proper argument for the case that math and science dominate our thinking. Should we differentiate between being literate and being educated by sliuka that the literate have knowledge but do not distinguish between its positive or negative use, while the educated understand how to use knowledge positively?

This is unfortunate, as we pay high taxes that should convert in excellent public schools. This entry was posted on October 28, at 3: I think many scientists, even many good ones, often have an outside knowledge of our inner worlds as experienced.

Who is more educated: