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ERIC Number: ED108313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 424
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Cracks in the Classroom Wall.
Robischon, Thomas G.; And Others
That American education is in trouble no longer needs to be documented. What is not clear or widely accepted is an understanding of how and why the schools became that way, and what alternatives are available. The readings in this book have been brought together as sources in which to find the foundations of educational alternatives. Alternatives that are not just new tokens that siphon off the discontent need to be grounded in historical, sociological, and philosophical analyses. Chapter 1 contends that American education has survived, in part because of insufficient analyses of masking myths, assumptions, and ideology. Chapter 2 looks at historical alternatives. The intent of chapter 3 is to show how American schools, from their origin, have served political purposes. Chapter 4 shows this emphasis at work in the relations between the schools and the American economy. Chapter 5 focuses on the educational goals that are social--the socialization process. The readings in chapter 6 give examples of what individual teachers can do and how groups have organized alternatives to change the organization, structure, values, and purposes of schools. (Author/DW)
Goodyear Publishing Company, Inc., 15115 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades, California 90272 ($6.95)
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