ERIC Number: EJ709829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 6
The Virginia Standards of Learning: Where Is Geography for Life?
Morrill, Robert W.
Social Studies, v95 n6 p255 Nov-Dec 2004
Citizens engage in politics when they choose the structure, content, and processes of schooling. Politics is about who gets what, when, where, and how. The interaction of politics and schooling is a legitimate and needed aspect of social action. Because education is about developing enlightened and productive citizens, education and politics are inseparable. Education policy may be politicized to advance partisan political aims and to inhibit full discussion and broadly based decision making. Politicizing education and schooling may be deemed appropriate or inappropriate depending on one's perspective and role in the process of developing education policy and practices. In this article, this issue is analyzed.
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia