Schools are but one among many influences on social evolution — and on the
physical, intellectual and moral development of children. Nonetheless, schooling
is — and is publically perceived to be — a vital symbol of social purpose which ...
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.
... 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
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
Freire's views on emancipatory education were grounded in aspects of social
agency, voice and democratic ... 4) offers some guidance for social responsibility
in universities when he asserts his critical pedagogy principles as being
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.
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
Category: Business & Economics
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.
Science. education. for. social. justice. Michael. J. Reiss. Not another aim for
science education? The question as to the whole purpose of school science education has been widely debated in recent years in the science education
Author: Carol Vincent
Publisher: Psychology Press
This collection will give readers interested in questions of social justice and education access to the work of some of the key contributors to the debate in the UK.
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.
From James Callaghan's speech at Ruskin College, Oxford in 1976 to the current
Coalition government's commitment to education as the engine of social mobility
and economic growth, the purpose of schooling has become increasingly ...
Author: Emma Smith
'This excellent book considers the extent to which policy and practice, particularly in the UK, have led to a more equitable education system and ultimately to a fairer society. The ideas and arguments are extremely accessible, wide-ranging and well-informed. A welcome addition to the reading list and one that I can highly recommend' - Jane Bates, Programme Leader fo Education Studies, Manchester Metropolitan Univeristy Inequalities can be experienced in different forms, from birth to school experiences to the many different modes of learning as we grow up. This book focuses on educational experience as a lifelong and society-wide issue. The author draws on research, policy and contemporary thinking in the field to provide a comprehensive guide to the educational inequalities that may exist and persist throughout an individual's educational course. Providing an international perspective on different ethnic, gender and social groups, the book covers a broad range of issues, including: - theoretical, policy and research developments in the area - inequalities that may exist during the years of schooling - government policy - beyond the school classroom This book is essential reading for undergraduate students on Education-Studies programmes. It is also useful for students on Masters and Initial Teacher Education programmes. Emma Smith is Reader in Education at the University of Birmingham
... of schooling as a social function, the chapter highlights the right-wing view
ofschooling and society that was dominant in the 1980s and some of the
characteristics ofa more dynamic and progressive view of education's social purpose that is ...
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.
Author: Christopher Thomas MillerPublish On: 2008-10-22
1.4.1 School and Teachers In the last section we mentioned the Latin word ludus,
which was used for institutional or ... IMPLICATION #9: School as Social Responsibility The understanding of going Once Upon a Game: Rediscovering
Author: Christopher Thomas Miller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The field of Games is rapidly expanding, prompting institutions throughout the world to create game development programs and courses focusing on educational games. As a result, games have also become a hot topic in the area of educational technology research. This increased interest is due to the technological advancement of digital games and the fact that a new, digital generation is emerging with a strong gaming background. Games: Purpose and Potential in Education focuses on the issues of incorporating games into education and instructional design. Ideas of identity development, gender diversity, motivation, and integrating instructional design within game development are addressed since each of these areas is important in the field of instructional design and can have a significant impact on learning. This volume brings together leading experts, researchers, and instructors in the field of gaming and explores current topics in gaming and simulations, available resources, and the future of the field.
Social Literacy, Citizenship Education and the National Curriculum reflects our
concern relating to a major priority of ... social cohesion, community involvement
and inclusion together with a sense of social responsibility amongyoung people.
Author: James Arthur
This timely book looks at social literacy within the revised National Curriculum which places an obligation on schools and teachers to promote social cohesion, community involvement and a sense of social responsibility among young people. Social Literacy, Citizenship Education and the National Curriculum is an introduction to the social purposes and aims contained in the revised National Curriculum. It provides the theory behind the movement for social literacy as well as providing information for teachers, lecturers and policy makers on putting the government's ideas into practice.
the emergence of urban village schools (Wetz 2009) and in various
studentvoicefocused approaches (Czerniawski and ... 2011), questions about the purpose of schooling andits role in addressing the“social ills”of the
early21stcentury have ...
Author: M. Shuayb
Category: Social Science
This book addresses current debates in the field of social cohesion. It examines the ethics and policy making of social cohesion and explores various means for promoting social cohesion including history education, citizenship education, language, human rights based teacher training and school partnerships.
development on the appropriate social environment , and it should be the aim of
educational policy to remove from the ... Although all Canadian provinces require
children to remain in school until the age of fourteen , seven per cent of the age ...
Author: Michael K. Oliver
Publisher: Peterborough : Ontario Audio Library Service
... ability groups, 121 “Promotional gates" program in New York City schools, 148
Proposals of choice in education, 144– 145 Proposals of educational reform, 146
Protestant English-origin of public school systems, 178 Purpose of schooling, ...
Author: Maureen T. Hallinan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume addresses key issues in the sociology of education concerning how schools are organized for instruction and what processes link school organization and instruction to educa tional achievement. The content of the chapters represents a shift in focus from traditional and even recent themes in soci ology of education, including the study of school effects and of classroom processes, to a concern with the social organization of schools and its consequences for student outcomes. Rather than reviewing or evaluating existing research, the chapters present new and developing conceptualizations of the school ing process and provide theoretical models to guide future empirical work on schools. A unique feature of this book is its heavy emphasis on theory. Each chapter presents a theoretical model or argument concerning an issue of central importance in sociology of edu cation. The empirical analyses and simulations that are included are often more for illustrative purposes than for rigorous hypothesis testing, and some chapters have no data analysis at all. The major strength of the volume, therefore, lies in the new conceptualizations and reconceptualizations it provides of fundamental processes relating school organization to student learning. Theoretical work such as this is exactly what is needed in an area that has traditionally been, for the most part, empir ical and atheoretical. Another important feature of this volume is the various approaches it presents to the study of school organization.
Perhaps our argument here, at best, only suggests the possibility of organizing
empirical-analytic and interpretive inquiry within a critical social science for the purpose of school renewal and change.” Perhaps not all knowledge of social ...
Author: Kenneth A. Sirotnik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Major "paradigm shifts"-replacing one "world view" with another regarding what constitutes appropriate knowledge do not happen over night. Centuries usually intervene in the process. Even minor shifts admitting alternative world views into the domain of legitimate knowledge producing theory and practice-require decades of controversy, especially, it seems to us, in the field of education. It has only been in the last 20 years or so that the educational research community has begun to accept the "scientific" credibility of the qualitative approaches to inquiry such as participant observation, case study, ethnogra phy, and the like. In fact, these methods, with their long and distinguished philosophical traditions in phenomenology, have really only come into their own within the last decade. The critical perspective on generating and evaluating knowledge and practice-what this book is mostly about-is in many ways a radical depar ture from both the more traditional quantitative and qualitative perspec tives. The traditional approaches, in fact, are far more similar to one another than they are to the critical perspective. This is the case, in our view, for one crucial reason: Both the more quantitative, empirical-analytic and qualitative, interpretive traditions share a fundamental epistemological commitment: they both eschew ideology and human interests as explicit components in their paradigms of inquiry. Ideology and human interests, however, are the "bread and butter" of a critical approach to inquiry.
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
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.
180 the canon and the invocation of higher education as a privileged cultural site
with its resident intellectuals as “ free floating ... over the relationship between
authority and knowledge on the one hand , and the purpose of schooling and the
responsibility of intellectuals on the other . ... for schools to address the
democratic imperatives for civic courage , social responsibility , and critical
citizenship in the ...
Author: David Trend
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Political Science
In two volumes, presents selections representing the many aspects of work economists have done on the question of discrimination and group inequality. Volume I consists of essays and book excerpts that are primarily theoretical in intent; volume II, empirical in intent. Arrangement of 65 pieces is in sections that include racial and sexual inequality in the early years of the economics profession; neoclassical economics and the theory of discrimination; competition, culture, and alternative approaches to the economics of discrimination; indirect and direct tests of the presence of economic discrimination; identifying winners and losers from discrimination; and assessing antidiscrimination measures. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
4 Education according to social stratification was widely accepted during the 18th
century , except in revolutionary circles ... Selection was for the purpose of
extending schooling , the problem of the ' late developer ' being as yet
Author: Helen Rosenau
Study of town planning, hospitals, prisons and schools in London and Paris.
Foster (2004) offers a contemporary view to Dewey on the notion of the moral purpose of schooling. “The school organization has come to be seen in an almost
totally instrumental way: as a tool to achieve those social goals deemed
Author: Desmond Blackburn
While many factors influence the success rate of schools, none are more influential than the impact of effective local school leadership by way of a principal. Socio-Cultural Leadership suggests many aspects that impact effective school leadership; however none are more substantial than the following tenets of Socio-Cultural Leadership: As the instructional leader, the principal must supervise and evaluate instruction to make sure that students are given optimal learning opportunities. As the emotional leader, the principal must ensure that teachers are intellectually equipped, emotionally stimulated, and encouraged to assume decision-making positions of leadership in schools to increase student achievement. As a community leader, the principal must inspire and/or provide incentives for student-centered communal learning. As the facilitator of culture, the principal must also realize the limitations of leadership on student achievement and begin to shape and reshape school culture. Socio-Cultural Leadership is the result of a four-year-long immersion into school improvement efforts from around the world, not to mention my own experiences as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, district trainer, director of school improvement, and adjunct professor.
The manifest function refers to the clear and obvious intellectual purpose of schooling in society . However , the ... To convey this basic idea , functionalists
often suggest that we view social institutions as analogous to parts of the body .
Author: Walter Feinberg
Publisher: Teachers College Press
The new edition has been expanded to include the most important issues in contemporary schooling, including: * A new section that utilizes the lenses of Functionalism, Conflict Theory, and Interpretivism to provide alternative readings of recent federal and state mandates regarding accountability, standards, and hightakes testing. * New references added to the useful Annotated Bibliography. This book tackles such crucial questions as: Do schools socialize students to become productive workers? * Does schooling reproduce social class and pass on ethnic and gender biases? * Can a teacher avoid passing on dominant social and cultural values? * What besides subjects do students really learn in schools?
Nicholas Murray Butler, a founder of Teachers College and president of
Columbia University, said that the purpose of ... of social science, and most
especially of sociology, advised that the essential purpose of the schools was to
adapt the ...
Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Explores the last hundred years of reform programs designed radically to improve American schools, arguing that reformers often lose sight of the primary goal of the educational system.