ERIC Number: ED128973
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Social and Educational Change: Conceptual Frameworks.
Paulston, Rolland G.
This review seeks to delineate the total range of theoretical perspectives that have been used to support educational reform strategies and to suggest how individual choice behavior follows from basic philosophical, ideological, and experimental orientations to perceived social reality. Part 1 is an introduction. Part 2 typologizes and synthesizes existing conceptual work on social and educational change to produce insights useful in the immediate task of delineating assumptions underlying reform proposals in any given system. Eight conceptual frameworks are examined--evolutionary, neo-evolutionary, structural-functionist, systems, Marxian, neo-Marxian, cultural revitalization, and anarchistic-utopian. Part 3 concludes the review with an assessment of existing theoretical windows on reality and their power to explain and predict educational change phenomena. The materials chosen for review are of two general types. They include works on social change that also address implications for educational change and studies of educational change that are framed in various social change perspectives. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. International and Development Education Program.
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