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ERIC Number: ED097282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Pages: 11
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Education, Schooling, and Civilization.
Pincus, John
Education as a lifelong process is not the same as schooling measured by years of attendance, the level of academic standards, and one's performance there. Schooling should provide the following functions, which comprise part of becoming educated: socialization, sorting, custody, knowledge and skills training, and encouragement of creativity and self-reliance. Today, in evaluating the performance of schools, all of these functions are under attack. If acceptance of the existing social order is an important element of people's education, it is not clear how much of that acceptance is the effect of schooling rather than of other socializing institutions. Reformers are trying to transform schooling into an educational enterprise that will create an open society. This would reverse its social role from reflecting social norms to acting on them. Since society will not subsidize its own transformation, however, reforms must be couched in realistic, incremental terms. (JH)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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