ERIC Number: EJ1080331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Mission Creep: The Federal Government and America's Schools
Bryant, James A., Jr.
Education Research and Perspectives, v33 n1 p84-104 2006
"Mission Creep: The Federal Government and America's Schools" is a historical overview of the progressive encroachment if the United States' federal government into the area of education. This involvement began as a way to compete with the Soviet Union in the areas of science and technology but has since morphed into virtually all areas if curriculum and instruction. Dr. Bryant discusses the political and pedagogical implications if this encroachment with an eye towards reclaiming local control of education within the United States and as a cautionary tale for other nations witnessing similar developments within their own educational systems.
Descriptors: Federal Government, Government Role, Politics of Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Curriculum, Instruction, Educational Practices, Educational History, United States History, Governance
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