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ERIC Number: ED369664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Studies in Empowerment.
Van Galen, Jane, Ed.; And Others
Educational Foundations, v6 n3 Sum 1992
This theme issue of the serial "Educational Foundations" contains five articles devoted to the topic of "Studies in Empowerment." In "The Disempowering of Empowerment: Out of the Revolution and into the Classroom," Margaret D. LeCompte and Kathleen Bennett deMarrais focused on placing the term in proper historical context. Guy B. Senese "Away from Goodness: The Challenger Disaster and the Irony of a Nation at Risk" utilized the story of the U.S. Challenger shuttle accident to shed light on the character and ideals of U.S. public education. In "Rethinking the Concept of 'The Popular' in Critical and Poststructural Social and Educational Theory," Maureen Stout explored the concept of "the popular" and the relationship to the context of less developed countries and Latin America in particular. Daniel J. Walsh and others, in "The Two-Year Route to First Grade: Administrative Decisions and Children's Lives," examined a practice of requiring large numbers of students to take two years of schooling to get to first grade and found the practice ineffective in changing school failure. In the fifth study, "The Boys in the Band: Sexism and the Construction of Gender in Middle School Music Textbook Illustrations," Julia Eklund Koza analyzed middle school, music textbook illustrations of people engaged in music-related activities and found that textbook pictures presented few challenges to dominate discourse and underrepresented women musicians and conductors. (CK)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 1, Illustrations, Middle Schools, Music, Popular Culture, Public Education, Textbooks
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
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Sponsor: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Dept. of Philosophy.
Authoring Institution: American Educational Studies Association.