ERIC Number: EJ604782
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The De-Democratization of Schools and Literacy in America.
Hoffman, James V.
Reading Teacher, v53 n8 p616-23 May 2000
Argues United States schools are in danger of failing to promote democratic values and democratic modes of thinking. Looks at policy mandates and the erosion of democracy, noting that critical reading of texts has taken a back seat to "teaching the basics," and that texts themselves have become a primary control mechanism in the de-democratization of schools, teaching, and learning. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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