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Menezes, Isabel – Journal of Social Science Education, 2017
The paper "American democracy is distress: The failure of social education" presents several "symptoms of democracy's dysfunction in the United States". These include the extreme reliance on campaign contributions, giving the donors--economic elites and groups representing business, frequently operating at a transnational…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Citizen Participation, Foreign Countries
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Wiewiura, Joachim S. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
In this small essay, I will reflect on Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth's arguments on the decline of educational professionalism in the United States. The purpose is to consider this loss of professionalism, and I will consider it in light of the arts and humanities in the Danish educational debate. Two reflections are presented: first, the…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Reader Response, Humanities Instruction, Politics of Education
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Dinham, Stephen – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
This commentary explores the so-called global "crisis" in education and the corresponding pressures and moves to "reform" education, and in particular, public education. The myths underpinning and driving these developments are examined. Supposed problems with (public) education and proposed solutions are explored. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Privatization