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ERIC Number: ED055941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 215
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The Climactic Decades: Mandate to Education.
Brameld, Theodore
In this book, a prominent spokesman for the reconstructionist theory of education explains why he sees education not only as a transmitter of culture, but also as a potentially powerful initiator of social change. The author brings the insights of many disciplines to bear on student rebellion, teachers' strikes, administrative obsolesence, nationalism versus internationalism, and other issues. His fundamental concern is how education can become an agency of democratic power--power to build a national and international order in which there is abundance, enlightenment, and peace. Some of the polarities with which he deals here are: 1) the necessity of educating both for commitment and objectivity; 2) the need to keep both social and personal values in mind in setting and evaluating outcomes of education; 3) doing educational justice to both the intellectual and emotional requirements of human development; and 4) the need for reorienting American schooling away from its customary stance of pseudo-neutrality toward moral, political, and religious issues, while providing value inquiries with adequate factual and critical bases. While the book is mainly devoted to clarifying goals for a future-centered education of mankind, it also includes a number of creative programmatic suggestions as to the means for their attainment. (Author/JLB)
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($7.95)
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