Equally, such fundamental change in who we are must have the most far-
reaching implications for our sense of educational purpose. Education is, after all,
a primordial social symbol viewed by many as a sort of social sacrament,
Author: Jerry Paquette
First published in 1991, this work critically analyses the competing claims about alternative arrangements for schooling. It does so in light of major popularly understood agendas for social and political purpose, and of the troubled and much less clearly understood assumptions and issues behind them. The book examines closely four generic types of arrangements for schooling in light of a comprehensive framework for understanding the publicness or privateness of schools, and the relationships between social and educational purpose. The book poses key questions about the meaning and purpose of schooling in the rapidly evolving social, demographic and technological realities of the time. It also probes fundamental assumptions, values and beliefs behind educational and public policy-making. In doing so, it offers a way to make sense of unorthodox arrangements for the provision and funding of schools.
Eloquent and passionate essays about the meaning and value of education.In this exceptional work, prominent educators/scholars explore the vital links between education and a civil society.
Author: John I. Goodlad
Eloquent and passionate essays about the meaning and value of education.In this exceptional work, prominent educators/scholars explore the vital links between education and a civil society. They debate the fundamental values and ideals that govern schooling and make a impassioned plea for a renewed commitment to public education that will ensure our democratic rights and freedoms. The scholarly contributors propose an expanded mission for education that recognizes schooling as a moral and civic Andeavor and would serve as a framework for guiding the charge for meaningful school reforms.
This book features a diverse set of perspectives all focused towards questioning the role schools actually play in society and, more importantly, the role they could potentially play.
Author: Anthony Montgomery
This book features a diverse set of perspectives all focused towards questioning the role schools actually play in society and, more importantly, the role they could potentially play. Containing papers presented at the 1st International Conference on Reimagining Schooling which took place in Thessaloniki, Greece, June 2013, bringing together international and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the future of education and schools. Combines diverse specialties analyzing schools as organizations and questions the purpose of schools. The book explores the current purpose of schooling and debates what roles and values young people currently learn from schooling. It examines such issues as the impact of Neoliberalism, the pursuit of the socially just school, and imagining contemporary schools beyond their consumerist mentality. Tackling development in the growing economic and social crisis in Europe, and offering transformative analysis of the psychology and decision-making involved for innovating teaching, learning, socio-economic and policy contexts. In addition, the book shows different ways young people can be creatively involved in reimagining schooling. It also details both innovative and radical ideas that currently exist about school transformation such as building learning partnerships for all and creating synergies across formal and informal settings of learning. Raising important questions for the future of the relationship between teacher and pupil and positive and pro-active behavior. There is a growing realization that schools fail to accommodate diverse types of learning and that their purpose is not simply about education. Featuring academics and practitioners from many different disciplines, this book boldly questions the values that currently permeate school walls and suggests ways that schooling itself can be made better.
Therefore his Emile could only provide guidance for a minority , however
significant and influential.4 Education according to social stratification was widely
accepted during the 18th century , except in revolutionary circles . This is perhaps
Author: Helen Rosenau
Study of town planning, hospitals, prisons and schools in London and Paris.
Among the striking features of the current debates over restructuring , particularly
those that champion choice , is that so few of them consider the purposes of
education , especially its social purpose . High test scores and a work force able
Author: Robert Boston
Two cornerstones of American democracy - separation of church and state, and public schools - are under increasing attack. As this collection of essays, written by some of America's leading educators, political figures, and advocates of religious liberty shows, universal public education and the separation of church and state are related. The eminent contributors to this book argue that we need to defend both institutions against increasing onslaughts by the Religious Right and other self-proclaimed arbiters of societal behavior, who seek to dictate public policy and who are labeling the public schools themselves as "immoral" institutions. At issue here is not whether public schools need to be improved. It is assumed that improvement is necessary. Part One of this volume testifies to the need for separation of church and state, explores the intent of our nation's founders on the subject, and deals with issues of separation within education. Several historical examples are given of battles between the upholders of strict separation and those who would ignore this constitutionally mandated principle. Part Two discusses the dangers of heeding the current call - under the banner of school "choice" - to ingore the principle of separation by allowing public tuition subsidies of private schools, the great majority of which are parochial. This drive to underwrite school tuition via vouchers, tax credits, or tuition tax deductions would create not only a dangerous entanglement of government with religion but could lead to the eventual demise of America's public schools. Contributors to this important collection are Robert Alley, Ann Bastian, Charles Bergstrom, Robert Bullough, Michael Casserly, Edd Doerr, Arnold Fege, Florence Fast, Donald Frey, Colin Greer, Herbert Grover, T. Jeremy Gunn, Bill Honig, Shirley McBay, Al Menendez, Michael Oleska, Sam Rabinove, William Rioux, William Schulz, Eugenie Scott, August Steinhilber, John Swomley, Oliver Thomas, Julie Underwood, and James Wood.
Many adult education scholars would argue that Knowles ' s definition of adult
education as andragogy justifies an ... This ranges from vocational training to
social an all - embracing purpose education , from provision in post - secondary ...
Author: Bruce Spencer
Publisher: Thompson Educational Pub
The Purposes of Adult Education focuses on three key dimensions of adult education - education for the economy, education for social change, and education for diversity. It explores adult education's theoretical roots as well as the many ways in which it has been successfully practiced in Canada and elsewhere. It concludes with an overview of adult education for the twenty-first century, with special attention to the issues of distance education and computer-mediated communication.