ERIC Number: ED461155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
The New Educational Pact: Education, Competitiveness and Citizenship in Modern Society. Studies in Comparative Education.
Tedesco, Juan Carlos
The identity of the progressive educational movement is in a state of crisis. Past answers, it seems, are no longer sufficient to define an educational policy that responds to the objectives of democracy and equity in education. To help understand this crisis, some reflections on the role of education are offered in this text, which tries to provide a better understanding of what is changing and how it has changed. It also looks ahead to try and provide a course for action. The book combines different disciplinary approaches--history, sociology, pedagogy, psychology, and philosophy--and although it takes a political stance, it tries to allow room for doubts and queries so as to avoid the dichotomous thinking that presents only pure pessimism or total optimism. The nine chapters focus on such topics as the crisis in the traditional educational system, efforts to ensure quality education for all citizens, the role of new technologies, ways in which to construct an identity so as to balance such ideals as individualism and general interest, the makeup of the total school, the establishment of a system of education or an institution of education, the many expectations placed on teachers, and some of the characteristics of educational reform. (RJM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Progressive Education, School Community Relationship, School Responsibility, School Role
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Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Note: First published in 1995 as "El nuevo pacto educativo" by Anaya S.A. Madrid.