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Reynolds, Jim – 1983
The British school system has relative autonomy, and therefore, could be potentially transformative--used to change existing economic and social relations. The correspondence thesis, which states that the schools perpetuate existing capitalist economic and social relations and serve as agents of reproduction, was the dominant paradigm of the last…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Economic Change, Educational Objectives
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Novak, Michael – Academic Questions, 2002
In this article, the author states that because people are willing to kill us just for being Americans, we ought at least to know what being American is. Yet many of our students have been taught painfully little about our nation's history, purposes, or achievements. In America's original founding narrative, faith and reason work together. Both…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Freedom, Democracy, Social Values
Hoskins, Thomas R.; Merriam, Lauren E., Jr. – 1978
This model provides community college economics instructors with a flexible plan for developing instructional programs and materials to improve the level of economic understanding among non-business majors. More specifically, the model provides instructors with some exposure to the systems approach to instructional design and to appropriate…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Course Content, Course Descriptions
Field, David – 1996
An English course at DePauw University (Indiana) on the history of the novel was greatly enhanced by the addition of technology. The course looks at novels as portraits of a very flexible human nature in the context of a culture that has steadily changed, moving from a feudal system of static social structure, an economy based on barter, fixed and…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cultural Influences, English Instruction
Romanish, Bruce A. – 1981
The ideas of the populist George S. Counts on education's role in fostering democratic economic change are relevant to a consideration of modern problems and the prospects for American socialism (defined here as community and worker control of economic production). Counts, writing in the 1920s and 1930s, felt strongly that capitalism no longer…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Economic Change, Educational Change
Twentieth Century Fund, New York, NY. – 1971
Research continued and new studies were launched in four major areas: communications, urban problems, politics, and economic issues. The foci of these studies are described briefly. Projects in communications are examining flows of news, media monopoly, press freedoms under pressure, public affairs broadcasting, press councils, political access to…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Black Employment, Broadcast Industry, City Government
Nelson, Jack L. – 1984
A rationale for skeptical and controversial teaching about world economics is presented by maintaining that the nature of economics is controversial and that ideology and nationalism are dominant obstacles in economics education. Following an introduction, the first of six sections discusses major stereotypes and perceptions in economics. The next…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Bias, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking
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Suoranta, Juha – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2002
Living social reality is always faster than any attempt to document it. Documentation will always remain inevitably partial. Critical leaders and teachers need to keep themselves sensible to those incidents which demand close attention in terms of social justice as well as emancipatory and revolutionary learning. "Revolutionary learning"…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Justice, Social Action
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Egan, Kieran – Clearing House, 1988
Discusses a strategy for understanding the USSR better by building a context using the binary categories "freedom/equality" rather than the traditional categories "good/bad." (MS)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Classroom Techniques, Communism, Cultural Awareness
Daley, Patrick J. – 1983
As a member of the Frankfurt School of critical theory, Herbert Marcuse believed that industrial capitalism and the bureaucratization of society stripped humans of any claims to autonomy and undermined their critical expression with a functional language. However, Marcuse did no more than point an inchoate ideological finger at the production side…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Foner, Eric – Journal of American History, 1994
Contends that this is an exciting and troubling time for historians. Discusses changes in historiography in recent years, particularly in relation to the historical role of minority groups and women. Outlines changing concepts of slavery, liberty, and freedom in U.S. history. (CFR)
Descriptors: Blacks, Capitalism, Democratic Values, Demography
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Sola, Peter; And Others – Journal of Negro Education, 1986
Compares the Social Darwinism of the 1890s with neo-conservatism of the 1980s. Discusses the ideologies of fair play versus fair shares, the theory of supply-side economics, and the implications of neo-conservatism for higher education. Argues that neo-conservatism is altering radically our conceptions of democracy, equality, and freedom. (KH)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Capitalism, Conservatism, Educational Economics
Machan, Tibor R. – Humanist, 1979
Discusses confusion about the meaning of human rights in the United States. Suggests that welfare rights usurp the more traditional freedom rights of the founding fathers. Contrasts American interpretations with those of the Soviet Union. Journal availability: see SO 507 190. (KC)
Descriptors: Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Communism, Comparative Analysis
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Plowman, Travis S. – TechTrends, 1997
Presents a brief background on the information revolution. Discusses universal access and the National Information Infrastructure; the constrained view of Internet providers who oppose centralization, government regulation, limitation of individual rights, and commercialism; technology use in a democratic society; effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Capitalism, Computer Assisted Instruction, Democracy
Packham, David – 1992
This paper examines conflicts and collaboration between industry and universities regarding sponsored research and freedom of publication, particularly in the United Kingdom. An opening section notes that the values of the market and the university are in fundamental conflict which presents problems for institutions attempting to work in…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Capitalism, Faculty Publishing, Foreign Countries
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