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.
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.
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.
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 to attack the injustices prevalent in market-based education reforms and the ...
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.
Hsu, Hsueh-hsia (1995) Interview by C.T.Tsai regarding social studies in Taiwan, 28 March. Hu, Jason C. (1992a)A Brief ... Paquette, J. (1991) Social Purpose and Schooling: Alternatives, Agendas and Issues, London: Falmer Press.
Author: David Bridges
Publisher: Psychology Press
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
liberal perspective on racial equality, xviii; magnet schools, 120; neoliberal education exacerbating, 70 Selectionsfrom ... 59, 69–70, 109–110, 125 Social mobility and social class: liberal perspective on social purpose of schooling, ...
Author: Kenneth J. Saltman
'The Politics of Education' provides an introduction to both the political dimensions of schooling and the politics of recent educational reform debates. The book offers both undergraduates and starting graduate students in education an understanding of numerous dimensions of the contested field of education, addressing questions of political economy and class, cultural politics, race, gender, globalisation, neoliberalism, and biopolitics. Discussions work through contemporary reform debates that include some of the most widely discussed reform topics such as school privatisation, standardised testing, common core curriculum, discipline, and technology. The book covers contemporary educational debates and seriously considers views across the political spectrum from the vantage point of critical education, emphasising schooling for broader social equality and justice.
education led to better job opportunities and social welfare increased people's ambitions for more education. ... the Aim of Chinese Education as promulgated in 1929: The purpose of Chinese education is to enrich the individual's life, ...
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 of disadvantaged people . ... Making Another important issue that arises from this 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 ... to the use of rights language as a part of corporate social responsibility and the use of human rights to frame the struggles of historically disadvantaged groups ...
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.
The challenges to transforming the way we think about knowledge, the entrenched narratives in schools, ... is not a consensus around the purpose of social studies education, let alone the imperative of decolonizing historical memory.
Author: Amy Samuels
The United States’ social and economic inequities stood in high relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, spotlighting the glaringly disproportionate systemic injustices related to public health and the economic impact on minoritized communities. Realities of structural and institutionalized racism and classism were exposed to greater degrees as we sought to understand and investigate the inequitable impact regarding health and income disparities for African American, Latinx, and Native American communities, as well as racial violence explicitly targeting Asian American communities. Further exacerbating the polarized sociopolitical landscape amidst the pandemic, the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, witnessed by countless people around the world, resulted in anguish and drew heightened attention to the insidious racial injustice and ongoing racial violence that continues to plague the nation. As many advocates took to the streets in an attempt to have their voices heard in the continued struggle for racial equality, the federal government tried to further silence those who have been historically placed on the margins, including the attack of critical race theory, antiracism work in education, and training for diversity and inclusion. Consequently, it is imperative social science educators are equipped with the knowledge, tools, and dispositions to facilitate learning that explores the implications of power, privilege, and oppression and ask important questions to ensure voices that have been muffled, or silenced altogether, are strategically unsilenced, voiced, and valued. Given the perpetuation of inequities, existing educational disparities, and the continued need for reconciliation, this volume explores how the social sciences can be examined and reimagined to combat injustices and support further diversity, equity, and inclusion. Authors explore how educators can (a) understand how knowledge is constructed, shaped, and influences how students see the world, (b) problematize current curricular approaches and reframe instructional practices, (c) employ a critical lens to attend to and proactively address existing challenges and inequities related to race, (d) infuse their teaching with greater attention to diversity and inclusion for all students; and (e) promote increased awareness, advocacy, and educational justice. Through the examination of research, theory, and practitioner-oriented strategies, the authors encourage reflection, inspire calls for action, and explore how to teach about, proactively challenge, and encourage continued examination of society to support progress through increased critical consciousness, cultural competence, and critical multiculturalism.
In the Multiple Perspectives program at Michigan State University , for example , students consider how the various functions of schooling ( academic outcomes , personal responsibility , social responsibility and social justice ) can ...
Exposure to diversity within the school , according to Dewey , helps children to learn me ans of coping with conflict ... Reduction of Stratification A second social purpose of ne common schools has been to reduce social stratification ...
The social purpose of public systems of schooling have changed since its inception; Brown (1990) argued that neoliberal policies were issuing in a Third Wave of education, contrasting this to two previous Waves in the socio-historical ...
Author: Lucy Bailey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
International schooling has expanded rapidly in recent years, with the number of students educated in international schools projected to reach seven million by 2023. Drawing on the author's extensive experience conducting research in international schools across the globe, this book critically analyses the concept of international schooling and its rapid growth in the 21st century. It identifies the forces driving this trend, asking to what extent this is an enterprise that meets the needs of a global elite, and examining its relationship to national systems of education. The author demonstrates how wider social inequalities around socio-economic difference, ethnicity, 'race' and gender are reproduced through international schooling and examines the theory that 'international' curricula are in fact Western curricula. Presenting research from diverse countries including Russia, Malaysia, the UAE, the UK, and Bahrain, the author explores ways in which international schools adapt to local cultural contexts and examines the views of parents, students, teachers and school leaders towards the education that they provide.
Formal schooling develops comparatively late in the history of culture , and for a variety of causes . ... In all societies , whether the fact be deplored or approved , the prevailing education serves a social purpose .
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
Different issues and views have contributed to the basic problem facing the social purpose of education: What social values and morals do schools teach? In a culturally diverse society, is there a single viewpoint that should be ...
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.
Within this third view of schooling as a social function, the chapter highlights the right-wing view of schooling and ... and progressive 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.
A PATH TO ACTIVISM: “I WANT TO BROADEN MY HORIZONS” More than one hundred years ago, John Dewey1 expressed progressive thoughts surrounding the social purpose of education, such as a belief that education “proceeds by an individual ...
See also Democracy and democratic values Social development , 418-20 Social Education ( National Council for the Social Studies ) , 182 Social equality . ... See Relationship development Social responsibility , 421-23 .
Author: F. Clark Power
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Moral education
This work delves into the topic of moral education in America's K-12 schools. Following an introductory historical chapter, it analyzes salient topics and notable leaders in the field of moral education. It treats the issues thoroughly and fairly, providing a heightened understanding of both the major and minor themes in moral education. Subjects covered include: accelerated christian education, benevolence, bullying, caring, character development, cheating, civic education, commitment, counseling, democratic schools, discipline, drug and alcohol education, empathy, faith, friendship, hidden curriculum, honesty, justice, moral agency, peer influence, positive psychology, respect, responsibility, self-esteem, social development, sports, violence, and virtue ethics.
Author: Chair and Professor Georgia State University Atlanta Georgia Jacalyn LundPublish On: 2011-04-01
Less than a century ago, the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education (Kingsley, 1918) set forth Seven Cardinal Principles of Education. Personal and social responsibility was embedded in three of the principles (worthy ...
Author: Chair and Professor Georgia State University Atlanta Georgia Jacalyn Lund
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum Development, Second Edition is developed around the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards for K-12 physical education. This innovative guide teaches students about the process of writing curriculum in physical education and was written by experts who have had specific experience designing and implementing this thematic curriculum. The text begins by looking at the national physical education standards and then examines physical education from a conceptual standpoint, addressing the so what of physical education. It then goes on to examine the development of performance-based assessments designed to measure the extent of student learning. The second part of the text explores the various curricular models common to physical education: sport education, adventure education, outdoor education, traditional/multi activity, fitness, and movement education. It goes on to describe each model, provide examples of curriculums that use it, show how the model links with physical education standards, and provide appropriate assessments for it. The third part, Chapter 14: It s Not Business As Usual, discusses how to improve one s physical education curriculum by doing things differently and embracing change."
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.