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The System of Public Education in the U.S. Formal institutional players Informal institutional players
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Other institutional players: informal Universities: UCD CAP-Ed, PACE, IDEA, ACCORD, IRREP, LMRI Think tanks: PPIC, EdSource, Foundations: Hewlett, Gates, Brookings, Spencer Consultants Textbook publishers Testing companies For-profit: Edison, KIPP Business, civic, and parent organizations
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Non-institutional players Media News Entertainment Films TV Internet Music
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Recurring school-society issues Who should be educated? What knowledge and values should be taught? Who should control the curriculum and to what ends? When, where, and how should education be delivered? Who should teach? Who should control schools? Accountability Who are the constituents of accountability?
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What happens in the classroom is affected by the larger social context in which schooling
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Unformatted text preview: occurs. Defined by a large number of institutional and informal factors. Broader social and cultural contexts that affects schools and classrooms Perceptions of gender differences Racial and ethnic attitudes School organization and culture Social class differences Ideology Issues in Higher Education Elite vs. universal Who should pay? What is the rationale? Benefits received vs. public good How should they be governed? The role of theory What explains the rise of testing in the 20 th Century? A move to make education more democratic, more efficient? What explains school district consolidation? Economic: larger resource base, efficiency, economies of scale, mitigate resource inequality Political: professional control, de-politicize What explains the growth of community colleges?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2011 for the course EDU 120 taught by Professor Timar during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.

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