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Goals+of+Public+Schooling - The Political Goals of...

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Major Themes What are the goals and purposes of education? What should schools teach? Should all children receive the same education? Who should teach? Who should control schools and to whom should schools be held accountable?
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Goals of Public Education Democratic equality (political goals): education for citizenship, education as a public good . Social efficiency (social goals): education as a public and private good , development of human capital Social mobility (economic): individual opportunity, education as a private good .
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Goals and Values Are there public benefits from education that override the objections of parents and other citizens regarding the teaching of particular subjects, values and attitudes? Should elected representatives determine subject matter, values, and attitudes taught in schools? What should teachers do if they are asked to teach values that are in conflict with their personal values?
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Unformatted text preview: The Political Goals of Schooling Should schools indoctrinate (Pledge of Allegiance: Barnette v. West Virginia)? Should the role of schools be to instill patriotic attitudes in students? What should be the political goals of schooling? Social Goals of Schooling Preparation for life What does that mean for curriculum? Progressive and life adjustment education: shaping future citizens, consumers, workers, homemakers. The High School as an institution Clubs, sports, student government, dances, other extra-curricular activities (The Senior Prom---Spring) What values are taught? Who decides? (Sex education during the Bush administration: abstinence) What about books that some in the community find objectionable? Economic Goals of Schooling Individual opportunity, returns to education Economic competition (A Nation at Risk)...
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