ERIC Number: EJ934881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
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Constructing Public Schooling Today: Derision, Multiculturalism, Nationalism
Parker, Walter C.
Educational Theory, v61 n4 p413-432 Aug 2011
In this article, Walter Parker brings structure and agency to the foreground of the current tumult of public schooling in the United States. He focuses on three structures that are serving as rules and resources for creative agency. These are a discourse of derision about failing schools, a broad mobilization of multiculturalism, and an enduring nationalism. Drawing on Anthony Giddens's structuration theory, Parker examines how these discourses figure in redefining school reform, redefining school curricula, and requiring schools once again to serve nationalistic purposes.
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Nationalism, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Public Schools, Curriculum
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