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ERIC Number: EJ1167464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
American Educators' Confrontation with Fascism
Fallace, Thomas
Educational Researcher, v47 n1 p46-52 Jan-Feb 2018
This historical study explores how educators in the United States responded to the rise of fascism between the World Wars. By considering and then ultimately rejecting the fascist approach to education and philosophy, American educators defined democratic education in contrast to fascist/totalitarian approaches to education by rejecting indoctrination and propaganda. The author argues that fascism provided a catalyst for pushing epistemological issues surrounding propaganda, indoctrination, relativity, and absolutism to the center of their collective consciousness in ways that parallel the controversies of today over "fake news" and "alternative facts."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Italy; Germany; Russia
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