ERIC Number: EJ845625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Can Schooling Contribute to a More Just Society?
Apple, Michael W.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v3 n3 p239-261 2008
This article combines discussions of the politics of education with personal story telling to remind us why the continuing struggle over schooling--over what is and is not taught, over how it is taught and evaluated, over how students with different characteristics are treated, over how teachers and other school employees are respectfully dealt with, over how the relationship between schools and their communities can be democratized, and so much more--is absolutely crucial to the pursuit of social justice. Using the example of the book "Democratic Schools", it suggests tactics for making critically democratic practices more visible. It also describes seven specific tasks that critical scholar/activists in education should perform if we are committed to challenging dominant relations in education and the larger society. (Contains 1 note.)
Descriptors: Social Justice, Story Telling, Democratic Values, Politics of Education, Role of Education, Personal Narratives, Educational Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Educational Change, Change Strategies, At Risk Students, Social Influences
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