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The Mind at Work free pdf In the tradition of Barbara Ehrenreichas "Nickel and Dimed" and Studs Terkelas "Working," "The Mind at Work" is an illuminating reassessment of American labor. Testimonials to physical work have always celebrated the dignity, the economic and moral value, even the nobility of blue-collar labor, but rarely the thought required to get the job done right. The lightning-fast organization and mental calculations of the waitress- the complex spatial mathematics of the carpenter- the aesthetic and intellectual dexterity of the hair stylistaour failure to acknowledge or respect these qualities has undermined a large portion of Americaas working population. In "The Mind at Work" award-winning writer Mike Rose sets the record straight by taking a long hard look at the intellectual demands of common work.

Integrating personal stories of his own working-class family with interviews, vivid snapshots of people on the job, and current research in social science and cognitive psychology, Rose draws a brilliantly original portrait of America at work. As he probes the countless decisions, computations, and subtle judgments made every day by welders and plumbers, waitresses and electricians, Rose redefines the nature of important work and overturns the ahand/braina dichotomy that blinds us to the real contributions of working people.

About Mike Rose

Mike Rose is a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has taught in a wide range of educational settings, from elementary school to adult literacy and job training programs. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and awards from the Spencer Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association, and the American Educational Research Association. He also received the Commonwealth Club of California's Award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. His books include" Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared," "Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America," "The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker," "Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us," and "Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education."

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Author : Mike Rose
Publisher : Viking Press Inc
Data Published : 01 August 2004
ISBN : 0670032824
EAN : 9780670032822
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 249 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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