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David Resnick

Representing Education In Film

How Hollywood Portrays Educational Thought, Settings and Issues

Palgrave Macmillan 2018

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David Resnick combines two of his passions, movies and education, in his book, Representing Education In Film: How Hollywood Portrays Educational Thought, Settings and...

David Resnick combines two of his passions, movies and education, in his book, Representing Education In Film: How Hollywood Portrays Educational Thought, Settings and Issues (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). Films are powerful messengers which both project and reflect particular values, ideas and social behavior. Using many examples of Hollywood movies, Resnick analyzes the way movies perform in a variety of formal and informal educational settings, including sports, arts and religion. In this lively and engaging interview David Resnick shares insights he gained through decades of experience in education and research.


Renee Garfinkel is a Jerusalem-based psychologist, writer, and television & radio commentator.  Write her at r.garfinkel@yahoo.com or tweet @embracingwisdom