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ERIC Number: ED436018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-5
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Educational Consumerism: Etiology and Antidotes.
Schwartzman, Roy
Hypothesizing that metaphoric portrayals of students as consumers/customers should cause consternation, this paper constitutes a pragmatic examination of metaphor and focuses on how the choice of metaphors implicates policies and practices. It begins by tracing the philosophical development of the description of students as consumers/customers, and explains its antithetical nature with relation to the service-learning initiative. The paper suggests that several alternative metaphoric possibilities and invigoration of participatory learning may reduce the pernicious implications of the student-as-customer metaphor, through such practices as enriching the metaphoric repertoire surrounding education and broadening the vision of students by recognizing their roles in service-learning. Contains 35 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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