First published in 1991, this work critically analyses the competing claims about alternative arrangements for schooling.
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.
Freire's views on emancipatory education were grounded in aspects of social ... 4) offers some guidance for social responsibility in universities when he ...
Author: Enakshi Sengupta
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
This book provides empirical evidence on how universities have considered social responsibilities as their prime focus, and engaged with civil society to enhance their values. Case studies from Indonesia to the United Kingdom enrich the book through experience, interventions and narratives.
We added a social purpose to schooling; there was an increasingly diverse group of people flooding into the United States, so the schools became the primary ...
Author: Edward Janak
This book presents a sweeping overview of the historical and philosophical foundations of schooling in the United States. Beginning with education among the indigenous peoples of the Americas and going on to explore European models of schooling brought into the United States by European colonists, the author carefully traces the arc of educational reform through major episodes of the nation’s history. In doing so, Janak establishes links between schools, politics, and society to help readers understand the forces impacting educational policy from its earliest conception to the modern day. Chapters focus on the philosophical, political, and social concepts that shaped schooling of dominant and subcultures in the United States in each period. Far from being merely concerned with theoretical foundations, each chapter also presents a snapshot of the “nuts and bolts” of schooling during each period, examining issues such as pedagogical devices, physical plants, curricular decisions, and funding patterns.
However, we do take this opportunity to expose not only what we consider to be good in education, but also to purposefully use MIC as a weapon45 with which ...
Author: Stewart Riddle
This book examines the experiences and perspectives of students and teachers at an alternative music school, which caters for young learners who have been marginalised and disenfranchised from mainstream schooling. The school utilises a rich music-infused curriculum that connects to the lives of its students, alongside a democratic ethos and ethic of care for members of the school community, including the students, teachers, and parents. The combination of personal narratives together with detailed critical discussion, provides a compelling argument for how schools can make a major difference to the lives of young people. The case study presented in this book offers one potential response to the institutionalised social and educational inequities that young people continue to face, and highlights the important lessons from alternative schooling for education more broadly. It will be of particular interest to researchers in the areas of education and sociology, especially those concerned with matters of social justice and equity in education.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
education led to better job opportunities and social welfare increased people's ... by the Aim of Chinese Education as promulgated in 1929: The purpose of ...
Author: R. Murray Thomas
Schooling in East Asia: Forces of Change focuses on the condition and backgrounds of formal and non-formal education in several East Asian countries, as well as the identification of the factors that have inspired the educational systems that these countries have taken up. The book takes into consideration the backgrounds of the educational system in Japan and China, noting the different social structures that were prevalent there. The text explains how leaders of every social structure have a great influence on the form of education of their people. Relatively, the development of the educational system in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, North Korea, and South Korea is discussed. Educational policies, purpose of education, educational administration, and curriculum development are also considered. The text also gives emphasis on the forces that influenced the change in the educational system in these countries, including the educational attainment of teachers, teaching materials, curricula, and teaching methodology. A comparative appraisal of the educational system of these countries is also presented. The book is an important reference for scholars who are involved in promoting education, particularly curriculum development and implementation of schemes aimed at improving education.
Thus, the overall purpose of the school is not consistent with the basic needs ... concern with the social purpose of schooling is control of school policy ...
Author: Edmund W. Gordon
Publisher: Teachers College Press
As a renowned humanist, psychologist, and educator, Dr. Gordon is an African American who has spent most of his life in racially integrated sections of society, but he has never completely lost the sense that he is representing those who have been relegated to "the back of the bus." Both scholarly and accessible, this book examines many of the most important issues of educational theory and practice and places them in the context of the social justice imperative. Each section of essays -- including two new essays prepared especially for this book -- is introduced with commentaries in which the author contextualizes and explains the continuing relevance of the issues for today's educator.
The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India Monisha Bajaj ... the use of rights language as a part of corporate social responsibility and the use ...
Author: Monisha Bajaj
Publisher: A&C Black
Schooling for Social Change offers fresh perspectives on the emerging field of human rights education in India. 60 years after independence, the Indian schooling system remains unequal. Building on over a year of fieldwork, including interviews and focus groups with policymakers, educators, parents and students, Monisha Bajaj examines different understandings of human rights education at the levels of policy, pedagogy and practice. She provides an in-depth study of the origins and effects of the Institute of Human Rights Education, a non-governmental program that operates in over 4,000 schools in India. This enlightening book offers an instructive case study of how international mandates and grassroots activism can work together. Bajaj shows how the Institute of Human Rights Education has gained significant momentum for school-based adoption, textbook reform, and policy changes in a nation-state still struggling to ensure universal access to education. Schooling for Social Change provides a wealth of analysis from the frontlines of education reform and will be of interest to all those working in international and comparative education, human rights, and South Asian development.
Formal schooling develops comparatively late in the history of culture , and for ... But although the school always serves a social purpose , it must not be ...
Author: Sidney Hook
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
". . . a remarkable book. . . . A most penetrating study of education." --Saturday Review of Literature ". . . an admirable defense of the critical mind in education . . . Sidney Hook is among the the Children of the Light, that is to say, of the Enlightenment." --Albert Guerard, New York Herald Tribune ". . . Mr. Hook has put his finger . . . upon the profound fallacy of most of the current attempts to 'reorganize' higher education . . . exciting reading" --Howard Mumford Jones, New York Times ". . . needed by anyone who wishes to have a comprehensive view of the problems of modern education." --Wendell Johnson, Chicago Sun "Sidney Hook brings . . . a new high standard of sanity and clarity. . . . For sheer excellence of logic, and for magic of comprehensiveness, the book is head and shoulders above all recent competitors." --William Randel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch ". . . a fine book . . . it has the advantage of Mr. Hook's dissecting mind, operating with the cleanness of a surgical instrument." --Jerome Nathanson, The New Republic "Wisely sane." --John Dewey
Within this third view of schooling as a social function, ... view of education's social purpose that is often categorised as 'social reconstructionism'.
Author: Clyde Chitty
Understanding Schools and Schooling provides students with the knowledge about school policy and process that they need in order to address and respond to current trends and discourses in critical, well-informed ways that will enhance their teaching and job satisfaction. The book presents issues, questions and dilemmas and invites the reader to find their own answers through guided activities, discussion with colleagues and further reading. The book provides a philosophical context for teachers' developing classroom practice and empowers them to participate fully in local and national debate about the nature, purposes and future of compulsory education in the UK and elsewhere.
Different issues and views have contributed to the basic problem facing the social purpose of education: What social values and morals do schools teach?
Author: Steven N. Kelly
Successful professional music teachers must not only be knowledgeable in conducting and performing, but also be socially and culturally aware of students, issues, and events that affect their classrooms. This book provides comprehensive overview of social and cultural themes directly related to music education, teacher training, and successful teacher characteristics. New topics in the second edition include the impact of Race to the Top, social justice, bullying, alternative schools, the influence of Common Core Standards, and the effects of teacher and school assessments. All topics and material are research-based to provide a foundation and current perspective on each issue.
Conclusion The purpose of education in America has shifted from a focus on civic
virtues and providing for the common good to one in which private interest ,
market choice and efficiency have replaced the social purpose of schooling .
This book is considered the gold standard for early childhood education. To Promote Social Change or Reconstruction If the purpose of schooling is social ...
Author: Julie Bullard
Creating Curriculum in Early Childhood explores the backward design model of curriculum development, equipping readers with the tools and methods they need to effectively apply backward design in the early childhood classroom. Clear yet comprehensive chapters walk new and veteran educators through an effective method for curriculum design that promotes meeting standards through intentional teaching while engaging children in developmentally appropriate, interest-based education focused on big ideas and conceptual understanding. Featuring desired results, assessment methods, and teaching techniques specific to birth to age eight, this critical guide also includes practical tips for educators new to the method. Designed to help students and practitioners alike, this powerful textbook combines early childhood philosophy and developmental research with highly practical descriptions, rationales, and examples for developing curricular units using backward design.
The final section of the book centres on schooling, with a particular focus on the belief that students and teachers have a shared responsibility to ...
Author: Sonya E. Singer
Publisher: Canadian Scholars
Educators on Diversity, Social Justice, and Schooling identifies categories of privilege and marginalization in the “master narrative” of social discourse and works to bring equity into classrooms across Canada. This timely text challenges students to question the power relations that value one group’s system of knowledge over another and brings this to bear on the classroom environment. This volume features contributions by educators from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and includes chapter-end key questions, additional resources for more information, and suggested activities to engage students in critical thought and to ground concepts of diversity and social justice in practical application. Students in undergraduate and graduate education programs will value the combination of theoretical and practical knowledge that this collection puts forth to foster a new generation of inclusive educators.