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ERIC Number: EJ1179955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1183-1189
Fitzmaurice, Katherine
Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, v27 n2 p63-67 2018
This essay looks at how the definition and use of the word propaganda has evolved throughout history. In particular, it examines how propaganda and education are intrinsically linked, and the implications of such a relationship. Propaganda's role in education is problematic as on the surface, it appears to serve as a warning against the dangers of propaganda, yet at the same time it disseminates the ideology of a dominant political power through curriculum and practice. Although propaganda can easily permeate our thoughts and actions, critical thinking and awareness can provide the best defense against falling into propaganda's trap of conformity and ignorance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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