ERIC Number: ED294783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
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Education for Democratic Work and Citizenship: Building Bridges to Organized Labor.
Members of the educational community have a vested interest in establishng a system of economic decisionmaking that is subject to democratic input and public accountability. Educators might seek alliances with progressive labor unions in order to achieve this goal. This paper explores the roles and effects of capitalism, multinational corporations, labor unions, changing job markets, and the economics of the Reagan administration. The future of the workplace and democracy may be linked to the quality of social studies education, and citizenship education must be promoted by groups outside of the educational field, such as organized labor. Educational reform cannot succeed without becoming part of a larger socio-political movement, and organized labor's best long-term interests lie in solidarity with educators who seek a participatory democracy. (JHP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (Chicago, IL, November 4-8, 1987).