ERIC Number: EJ823450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Education and the Crisis of Youth: Schooling and the Promise of Democracy
Giroux, Henry A.
Educational Forum, v73 n1 p8-18 Jan 2009
Public and higher education have fallen prey to forces of commercialization, privatization, and market considerations that undermine civic and critical learning while devaluing young people as a referent for a democratic and just future. This article criticizes this position and makes a case for reclaiming such vital institutions as fundamental to a substantive democracy, emphasizing the importance of critical pedagogy in providing students with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that prepare them to be engaged, critical citizens.
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Privatization, Democracy, Youth, Democratic Values, Educational Trends, Free Enterprise System, Role of Education, Educational Principles, Educational Philosophy, Values, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Citizenship Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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