ERIC Number: EJ545451
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Public Goods, Private Goods: The American Struggle over Educational Goals.
Labaree, David F.
American Educational Research Journal, v34 n1 p39-81 Spr 1997
Alternative educational goals that have been at the root of educational conflict in the United States are explored: (1) democratic equality; (2) social efficiency; and (3) social mobility. Conflict over these goals, especially the domination of the social mobility goal, has resulted in a contradictory structure that impairs educational efficiency. (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 1996).