ERIC Number: EJ854874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Mann's Democratic Vision and School Choice
Berkman, James S.
Schools: Studies in Education, v6 n2 p251-256 Fall 2009
While attending the Klingenstein Center's Heads of Schools Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, fellows studied Horace Mann's nineteenth-century vision for a "common school" that would unite all citizens; they considered whether this model is still best suited to serve a democratic society and questioned how current "school choice" between competing school models--including their own--might better serve the increasingly complex needs of students in the twenty-first century.
Descriptors: Democracy, School Choice, Principals, Role of Education, Public Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational History, Models, Educational Environment, Institutional Mission
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York