ERIC Number: ED199935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Mythology in American Education.
Punke, Harold H.
Written from the perspective that specific myths profoundly influence educational outlooks and practices, this book points out that such views may outlive their usefulness. The publication explores the nature and origin of myths, particular myths embodied in American education, the creation and obsolescence of myths in a dynamic culture, and the potential for myths' constructive or obstructive impact on cultural development. In addition, the author includes a section of quotations indicating the concern of past generations for many of the educational and kindred relationships we face today. The myths discussed touch on such topics as moral values, human rights, property rights, sex education, leisure, materialism, science, evolution, poverty, free enterprise, competition, and taxes. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Rights, Competition, Curriculum, Economic Factors, Educational Administration, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Ethics, Leisure Time, Moral Values, Mythology, Poverty, Religious Education, School Taxes, Science Education, Sex Education
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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