ERIC Number: EJ807055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 12
Is Schooling a Technology, a Process of Socialisation, or a Consumer Product?
Management in Education, v19 n1 p25-31 2005
Many areas of policy (not just education policy) make assumptions about the nature of the school system and its function within society. Some of these assumptions merit challenge; some are contradictory; some are entirely conventional--perhaps the latter merit challenge as well. This article explores the implications of viewing schooling as a "technology", as a process of socialisation, or as a consumer product, and how these apparently contradictory viewpoints might be reconciled. It considers the implications of each of these viewpoints for the kind of local support that the school system needs.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Socialization, School Districts, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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