ERIC Number: ED403657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Public Purpose of Education and Schooling. The Jossey-Bass Education Series.
Goodlad, John I., Ed.; McMannon, Timothy J., Ed.
The National Network for Educational Renewal (NNER) was established in 1986 to put into practice the belief that the improvement of schooling and the renewal of teacher education must proceed simultaneously. This book contains a collection of papers presented at the NNER conference held in New York City in November 1995. The book also includes a panel discussion, "The Public Purpose of Education and Schooling," moderated by John Goodlad, and transcriptions of panelists' conversation with the audience. Contents include an introduction by Timothy J. McMannon entitled "The Changing Purposes of Education and Schooling." Conference papers include: (1) "Public Schooling: Education for Democracy" (Benjamin R. Barber); (2) "The Meanings of 'Public Education'" (Theodore R. Sizer); (3)"Education, Equity, and the Right to Learn" (Linda Darling-Hammond); (4) "On Restoring Public and Private Life" (Gary D. Fenstermacher); (5) "Toward a Democratic Rhetoric of Schooling" (Donna H. Kerr); and (6) "Democracy: Do We Really Want It?" (Roger Soder). The panel discussion is summarized in chapter 7, entitled "Education for Civility and Civitas," and conversations with the audience are included in chapter 8, "Prospects for Reform." The epilogue, "Reprise and a Look Ahead," is by John L. Goodlad. Chapter end notes, an index, an annotated bibliography of eight references, and seven suggested readings are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Public Education, Public Schools, Role of Education
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
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Note: A videotape of the panel symposium that was the basis of this book is available from the Institute for Educational Inquiry, 124 East Edgar Street, Seattle, WA 98102 ($89).