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Foundations of Education Historical Political Sociological Philosophical
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Historical: Different Schools Democratic-Liberal School Progressive evolution, albeit flawed, toward equal opportunity Radical Revisionist School Education for benefit of elites and control of working classes Conservative Failure of progressive education: American education mediocre. Schools tried to do too much and reneged on fundamental function of schooling to develop intellect
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Politics of Education Differing views among liberal, conservative, and radicals over purpose and control of education Liberal: equal opportunity and access Conservative: economic productivity and
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Unformatted text preview: social stability Radical: want equal outcomes; see education as reproducing social stratification and inequality Sociology Functionalist: inter-dependence of the social system Consensus is normal state Schools socialize and sort and select students according to abilities Goal is rationality and social unity Group dominance Marx; Weber; Bowles & Gintis Education used to control class conflict Collins: education and status Philosophy of Education Perspectives on whom to educate and for what purpose Definition of what is an educated person...
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