ERIC Number: EJ1015498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Education, Democracy, and Social Discourse: A Contemporary Response to George S. Counts and Boyd H. Bode
Collins, William J.
Schools: Studies in Education, v10 n2 p298-303 Fall 2013
Education, once known as the "great equalizer," is now being called to task for its tendency to disenfranchise and to legitimate inequality due to its obedience to the tenets of capitalism. Two of the nation's greatest educational thinkers, George S. Counts and Boyd H. Bode provided "instructions" for parents and teachers over 80 years ago that highlight the urgency for action in our schools. This essay provides a contemporary response to Counts and Bode and further reiterates the importance of redirecting schools to return to their original purpose.
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Public Education, Economic Factors, Social Justice, Social Influences, Social Change, Teacher Responsibility, Social Systems
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