ERIC Number: EJ695660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 71
Psychology and the Education of Persons in British Columbia: A Critical Interpretive Investigation
McLellan, Ann-Marie; Martin, Jack
Canadian Journal of Education, v28 n1-2 p73-91 2005
Psychological theory and research assume conceptions of the self that are highly individualistic and instrumental. When incorporated into educational theory and practice, such conceptions serve to elevate goals and strategies of self-fulfilment and individual freedom over goals and practices that emphasize citizenship and civic virtue. We present a brief, critical history of self studies in psychology as applied to education, as well as an example of the influence of psychological conceptions of the self on elementary school curricula in British Columbia. We conclude that the autonomous, self-governing individual is celebrated at the expense of the socially dependent, committed citizen.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada