ERIC Number: ED085899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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The Crisis in Education Is Outside the Classroom. Fastback Series, No. 25.
Shields, James J., Jr.
A full understanding of the American school, this author argues, rests on a proper understanding of American society. One of the most powerful influences on society and hence on education is the corporation. The author explores this corporate influence, examining how its values are instilled in society. He then turns to an examination of the proposals to alleviate the problems facing education. He discusses the romantics, who are concerned primarily with freedom in learning; the structuralists, who focus on school services, organization, and control; and the newly emerging social reformers, who are interested in the ways that education can be used to change society. The author finds that none of these groups has succeeded in altering the basic pattern of education and schooling in America. Finally, he discusses an approach he finds promising--Freire's problem-posing education approach which strives for the emergence of social conscience by teaching students to question and change the way things are. (JF)
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Problems, Equal Education, Industry, Political Influences, School Business Relationship, Social Influences, Social Problems
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Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.