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ERIC Number: EJ1072475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
Ohio Teacher Education: A Rant in Three Parts
Quantz, Richard
Philosophical Studies in Education, v37 p109-115 2006
In this three-part paper, Richard Quantz proclaims that it was the spirit of the free school movement that originally attracted him to the social foundations of education and to the philosophy of education. He wonders what has happened to the progressive movement--the one that embraced Ivan Illich's call to "deschool society" and called for voucher plans to help make it possible for any child to escape the indoctrination of public schools. He also wonders why progressives now feel compelled to defend the public schools. Part II looks at where progressives have moved, and describes the reform movement as one that is intended to consciously dismantle the public schools and turn them over to the private sector. In Part III, Quantz describes Kathleen Knight Abowitz's "The Ohio Transfer Articulation Guide: An Ethics Case Study for Social Foundations of Education Faculty" as progressivism at it's best. Quantz applauds that article, which explores the struggles of a professor to balance the power of the state with her own ethical commitments. Quantz states that "The Ohio Transfer Articulation Guide" provides a careful and fair analysis and critique of Transfer Articulation Guide (TAG) agreements as well as a thoughtful consideration of an appropriate progressive response. TAG agreements create common courses at all Ohio public colleges and universities transferable from one institution to another. It puts the state in the role of curriculum developers at the postsecondary level. Quantz advocates Abowitz's article as providing an argument and a sentiment for professional ethics raised to the highest level in times where all decisions seem to be made based on economic efficiency alone.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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