ERIC Number: ED336290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Continuing Conflicting Imperatives in Schools and Society: The Right Is Wrong.
Brosio, Richard A.
In spite of the claims of the conservatives, the principles underlying capitalism and democracy are not in concert with one another; they are, in fact, very much in conflict. The recent political changes in Eastern Europe need to be seen in greater complexity than simply the victory of the U.S. democratic-capitalist system over the communist system. The public school role in the United States can be understood most clearly if it is seen as occupying a contested site where the imperatives of democracy and capitalism, historically powerful and contradictory, clash. With a focus on recent decades, the history of U.S. public schooling is summarized. A 29-item list of references is included. (DB)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Current Events, Democracy, Democratic Values, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Futures (of Society), International Education, Political Issues, Political Science, Public Schools, United States History, World Affairs
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers: Cold War
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (November 2, 1990).