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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 – Outline – Policy and Law Ideas That Shape Education Policy Introduction Broad and corrosive cultural ideas (mentioned in other chapters – refresh memories) 1. Ideologies of meritocracy 2. Deficit thinking 3. White privilege o These are natural & common sense o Lead to outcomes that are disruptive and unfair New cultural ideas 1. Schools as economic enterprises: school practices and organization should mirror the workings of the economy, and schooling outcomes should achieve maximum economic benefits. Ties school to our capitalist system of producing goods & services 2. Schools as instruments of democracy: schools must be instruments of democratic citizenship. Guiding principal • These 2 ideas; often in tension • End up contradicting and self-defeating 3. Science is the source of social progress: scientific studies provide the most reliable guidance about educational practice. Development of intelligence testing • Link learning & social behavior • Most effective way to run school & classroom Now shifting towards.....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ES 2000 taught by Professor Baker during the Winter '08 term at Western Michigan.
- Winter '08