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ERIC Number: EJ027510
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Publication Date: 1970
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The Political Functions of the Educational System
Zeigler, Harmon; Peak, Wayne
Sociol Educ, 43, 2, 115-142, Spr '70
The educational system is viewed as a politicizing agent of society. The norms and values thus transmitted are compared with those deemed necessary for a stable democratic political system. It is argued that neither the typical techniques of classroom instruction nor the content (or lack therof) of social studies courses contributes to the formation of attitudes consistent with the requisites of democracy. A professionalized educational establishment is seen as the major obstacle to realistic educational reform. (Author)
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