Education. and. Social. Purpose: The. Front. Line. of. Ideology. How to find
direction and set a course as societies in a maelstrom of social, economic and
technical change is the central problem confronting most peoples and their
Author: Jerald E. Paquette
Publisher: London ; New York : Falmer Press
Critically analyzes claims made about alternative arrangements for education, in the light of the major, popularly understood social and political agendas, and of the much less understood and articulated assumptions and issues that underlie those agendas. Paper edition (unseen) $21. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
The purpose of schooling and an appropriate pedagogy economic and social
changes of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries , redefining the purpose of
education - especially compulsory and publicly provided education – has
become a ...
Author: Helen M. Connell
A review of twentieth-century attempts to reform schools and school systems to establish what they can teach us about the education reform process and the broad requirements for successful renovation efforts.
Social Purpose of Schooling Schools are society ' s agencies ( or institutions ) of
socialization . Newton ( 1939 ) argues : Education is a form of socialization . The
purpose of education is to modify behavior , to make the individual a different ...
Author: Christine E. Sleeter
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This leading text examines the meaning of multicultural education from historical and conceptual perspectives. It provides a thorough analysis of the theory and practice of five major approaches to dealing with race, language, social class, gender, disability, and sexual orientation in today's classrooms.
The other is in corrupting education through both our limited conceptions of what
it is and our readiness to accept what goes ... Unfulfilled social purpose and
unrealized educational goals come together to remind us that schools , for as
long as ...
Author: John I. Goodlad
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa International Incorporated
Forward by Ralph W. Tyler.
Dewey ' s Liberalism and Social Action ( 1935 / 1963 ) presented a brief history of
the forms that liberalism had taken ... This call for a social purpose for the schools
, quite consonant with earlier religious and republican beliefs about the ...
Author: William A. Proefriedt
Offering an understanding and critique of the standards movement, this book shows how the strengths and weaknesses of the reform movement are rooted in a set of American cultural beliefs about individual possibility and responsibility, about opportunity and merit, and about the role of schooling in creating social change.
Woul Tow . nosim Reflect on the social purposes of schooling with the image in
this section of your CD - ROM . Social Purposes We have identified intellectual ,
political , and economic purposes of schools , but one more purpose has yet to
Author: Kevin Ryan
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
This dynamic, reader-friendly text helps students make informed decisions about entering teacher education programs. The authors use multiple sources, including biographies and dialogues, to increase student interest and involvement with the material, and encourage students to regard becoming a teacher a positive challenge.
... 33 California Education Department, 77 Capacities: importance of socially
responsible pedagogy and, 150; learning strategies and, 91, 95; and meaning of
capacity, 62; for nurturing social responsibility, 56–69; purpose of schooling and,
Author: Paula M. Selvester
Publisher: Teachers College Press
This book offers a new vision for teaching literacy to adolescents that moves beyond reading for its own sake and toward reading as a way to motivate students to connect with their world. The authors draw on the voices of adolescent readers to discover how teachers can encourage their students to explore their identities, face injustices, and contribute to their communities. Readers learn how to incorporate the core issues of a socially responsible pedagogy into their own curricula to support strong literacy skills across the content areas. Each chapter includes reflection questions that move the reader toward personal and professional development, along with classroom applications that provide specific strategies and ideas for engaging literacy projects. This dynamic book: Outlines a socially responsible pedagogy that will assist teachers in creating meaningful experiences to motivate even the most disengaged students, takes a critical approach to teaching and learning that recognizes the importance of explicitly addressing issues of power and identity, examines effective school-wide models that promote a climate of responsibility toward the larger society.
Who goes to school together? Who gets separated and why? • How do we do
schooling (a broader term and concept than “teaching")? What does it look like? It
is clear that schools will look different depending on their social purpose. Schools
Author: Jacqueline S. Thousand
Publisher: Brookes Pub
Focuses on the power of teamwork between students with educational challenges, teachers, and families and shows how to use the collaborative learning model in the classroom.
Case Studies for Social Change Jack Quarter, Sherida Ryan, Andrea Chan ...
Two variables were significant predictors: level of schooling and membership in
organizations. level of schooling Controlling for Access to Services prior to LEF, ...
Author: Jack Quarter
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Social Purpose Enterprises: Case Studies for Social Change presents case studies of twelve organizations that operate in a growing niche within the Canadian social economy: market-based entities supported by a nonprofit organization and operated for the benefit of a workforce who lives on the margins of society. Using a variety of research methods, the contributors examine the work of social purpose enterprises in a range of businesses including food services, child care, furniture, courier services, and microfinance. Combining the experience of academics and practitioners, each chapter analyses the economic, social, and policy implications of the case. Building on research published in Researching the Social Economy (2010) and Businesses with a Difference (2013), Social Purpose Enterprises provides a valuable resource for those involved in the growing push to encourage market-based solutions for those on the social margins.
Serving others is not just a form of do - goodism or feel - goodism ; it is a road to
social responsibility and citizenship . When linked closely to classroom learning (
“ education - based community service ” ) , it offers an ideal setting for bridging ...
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.
lies first in the fact that potential players vary in the degree to which the social
purpose has immediacy to them . In education , for example , improved schooling
is of immediate concern to teachers and administrators , who work in the school ...
Author: Clarence Nathan Stone
Publisher: Studies in Government & Public
With critical issues like desegregation and funding facing our schools, dissatisfaction with public education has reached a new high. Teachers decry inadequate resources while critics claim educators are more concerned with job security than effective teaching. Though urban education has reached crisis proportions, contending players have difficulty agreeing on a common program of action. This book tells why. Changing Urban Education confronts the prevailing naivete in school reform by examining the factors that shape, reinforce, or undermine reform efforts. Edited by one of the nation's leading urban scholars, it examines forces for change and resistance in urban education and proposes that the barrier to reform can only be overcome by understanding how schools fit into the broader political contexts of their cities. Much of the problem with our schools lies with the reluctance of educators to recognize the profoundly political character of public education. The contributors show how urban political contexts vary widely with factors like racial composition, the role of the teachers' union, and relations between cities and surrounding metropolitan areas. Presenting case studies of original field research in Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, and six other urban areas, they consider how resistance to desegregation and the concentration of the poor in central urban areas affect education, and they suggest how cities can build support for reform through the involvement of business and other community players. By demonstrating the complex interrelationship between urban education and politics, this book shows schools to be not just places for educating children, but also major employers and large spenders of tax dollars. It also introduces the concept of civic capacity—the ability of educators and non-educators to work together on common goals—and suggests that this key issue must be addressed before education can be improved. Changing Urban Education makes it clear to educators that the outcome of reform efforts depends heavily on their political context as it reminds political scientists that education is a major part of the urban mix. While its prognosis is not entirely optimistic, it sets forth important guidelines that cannot be ignored if our schools are to successfully prepare children for the future.
Specifically, the chapter will examine their beliefs on the moral purposes of
schooling and their role in setting and sustaining this purpose, particularly in
relation to what has been termed “character education” or social responsibility
and their ...
Author: David Zandvliet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book describes and documents one school’s experiences in achieving their environmental literacy goals through the development of a place-based learning environment. Through this iniative, a longitudinal, descriptive case study began at the Bowen Island Community School to both support and advocate for ecological literacy, while helping the school realize its broad environmental learning goals. Conceptualised as an intensive case study of a learning environment (with an environmental education focus), the program was part of a larger ecological literacy project conducted in association with preservice and graduate education programs at a nearby university and research centre. Following both (empirical) learning environments and participatory (ethnographic) research methods, the project is described from a variety of perspectives: students, teachers, teacher educators, researchers and administrators. The volume describes a variety of forms of place-based education that teachers devised and implemented at the school while giving evidence of the development of a supportive and positive place-based learning environment. The programs and initiatives described in this volume provide the reader with insights for the development of place-based programming more generally . The final chapter outlines participatory methods and action research efforts used to evaluate the success of the project and recounts the development and validation of a learning environment instrument to assist with this process. The new instrument coupled with qualitative descriptions of the learning environment experienced by many at the school give unique insights into the various ways the study of learning environments (as a methodology) may be explored.
Board of Education , may have had marginal influence on social change that
favored equality — the idea of using the public school to improve society toward
democratic ends could not compete with other goals . The shape and purpose of
Author: Thomas V. O'Brien
Access to fair and free public education is one of the cornerstones of American democracy. Yet, in many parts of the country, this ideal has only been realized in the twentieth century. As Thomas O'Brien argues, access to education in the state of Georgia has historically been restricted along the lines of race, class, and region. Black, poor, and rural students fared extremely poorly in the Jim Crow-era Georgia public school system as politically powerful groups fought to maintain a two-tier educational structure that favored their own children over those from the disadvantaged, voiceless majority. O'Brien shows that even after 1961, when opponents of segregation managed to open the doors of Atlanta's top public schools to minority students, the vast majority of Georgia's public schoolchildren continued to receive barely adequate or substandard education at the hands of local and state authorities. This is an important and timely contribution to an ongoing debate about the shamefully uneven quality of public education in this country, the historic roots of the problem and the difficulties standing in the way of reform.