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.
This work examines competing claims about alternative arrangements for schooling by looking at popular and accepted agendas of social and political purpose and at the more troubled issues that lie behind these assumptions.
Author: Jerald E. Paquette
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This work examines competing claims about alternative arrangements for schooling by looking at popular and accepted agendas of social and political purpose and at the more troubled issues that lie behind these assumptions. The book analyzes four types of schooling arrangements.
Descriptors—Elementary Secondary Education, Family Problems, *Homeless
People, "Institutional Cooperation, School Demography, *School Responsibility, * Social Responsibility The first of 11 annotated publications on schools' growing ...
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.
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
Category: Children of minorities
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.
IS COMPENSATORY EDUCATION POSSIBLE The social purpose of schooling
can be defined in a number of ways . Schooling can be viewed primarily as a
place to train workers for the labor market of the nation or community . In that
Unfulfilled social purpose and unrealized educational goals come together to
remind us that schools , for as long as we have them , will be called upon to
achieve social purposes while they educate . But , to repeat , not all social
purposes are ...
Author: John I. Goodlad
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappa International Incorporated
ments of social purposes , i.e. , the entities to be classified . Since no adequate
concept of “ social purpose of the school " could be found in the educational
literature , it was necessary to construct one . This involved consideration of other
The sole purpose of pastoral care and the promotion of good home - school
relations is to enable childern to have access to education . Where such teachers
have explicit views of the social purpose of schools they tend to echo the cultural
And this social inheritance contains a kind of information , a kind of knowledge ,
superior to all the subjects schools profess to teach . At its best , education is a social enterprise , and its principal purpose is to immerse all persons in society in
Author: Edward J. Power
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
This book, as it covers the philosophies of education, probes the fundamental issues of education while establishing educational priorities.
It is a social purpose . 26 One basic social purpose of schooling has been the
transmission of traditional culture to the newer generations growing up in society
. A latent function of organized human behavior is a result of behavior that was
Native women must be provided with new sets of interests , and must develop a
new social outlook which will extend beyond the ... This is the true social purpose
of education . ovision must , of course , be made for the schooling of the younger
A CHRONICLE OF CHANGE Educational issues are discussed and fought out in
local newspapers , school board ... in the scope and social purpose of the high school , in the clientele it has served , in its finance and governance , in the ...
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.
By SELMA M . BORCHARDT * EACHERS ' meetings called by school officials
are so often told by Senor Motses Saenz ... It is an integrating , not a disruptive
This was a labor subject , to be education and its social purpose , force in society
(Parish 1987, 95-6) There is no agreement on the purpose of education and the
relative importance of these functions in achieving any particular economic or social purpose. For example, some see the purpose of education as encouraging
The schooled intellectuals as a social group are not wholly the product of
schoolings . ... In both school and community education , the ultimate purpose
seemed to shape the human being , to make the individual what he is , or hinder
him from ...
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.
40 Updating the High School Brian V. Hill THE INTERPLAY OF STRUCTURE ,
PROCESS , AND SOCIAL PURPOSE This is , of course , a parable of the relation
between structured processes and social purposes in a time of rapid social ...