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Hausman, Jerome J. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Points out that Ralph Smith's article, "A Question of Elitism," offers useful distinctions for advancing the cause of elitism in education. Contends that excellence and democratic values are indeed compatible. (BSR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Democratic Values, Elitism, Fine Arts
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Haack, Paul – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Calls for a synthesis of beneficial elitism and beneficial populism to ensure excellence for all. Suggests that Robert Penn Warren's views on how to collapse dualisms between these two philosophies provides the key to their synthesis. Concludes by comparing differences between elitism and populism and examining questions raised by Ralph Smith's…
Descriptors: Art Education, Comparative Analysis, Elitism, Fine Arts
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Thorkildsen, Theresa A.; Reese, Deborah; Corsino, Alison – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 2002
A study of 643 adolescents and 474 young adults explored relationships among young people's observations and opinions of exclusionary behavior and their reports of whether exclusion affects their social and academic adjustment. Findings indicated that, unlike young adults, adolescents' perceptions of, and attitudes about, school ecologies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescent Attitudes
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Smith, Ralph A. – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Argues that excellence in art education is not elitist, but that commitment to excellence is a traditional democratic value. Elaborates by describing the nature of beneficial elitism. Concludes that a synthesis of beneficial elitism and beneficial populism are required for the success of art education in a democracy. (BSR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Democratic Values, Elitism, Fine Arts
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Reimer, Bennett – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Reviews Ralph Smith's article "The Question of Elitism." Questions Smith's criteria for excellence and his assertion that art must be judged by a single, absolute scale. Argues that populism is pervasive in all aspects of American life and that elitism is deadening to culture. (BSR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Childrens Art, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rideout, Roger – Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, 1987
Responds to Ralph Smith's essay, "The Question of Elitism," by arguing that translating the skills of critical thinking and value criteria to the classroom is problematic. Offers an analysis of why these skills are difficult to teach. (BSR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Critical Thinking, Elitism, Fine Arts
Greene, Maxine – Teachers & Writers, 2001
Presents an excerpt from a lecture entitled "Educating the Imagination." Considers the danger of elitism, the danger of being pulled into a kind of art-for-art's sake world. Tries to find connections between the imagination, the arts, and the continuing pursuit of social justice. Talks about imagination in connection with the arts, in…
Descriptors: Art, Elementary Secondary Education, Elitism, Higher Education
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Hobbs, Jack A. – Studies in Art Education, 1988
Discussing Ralph Smith's monograph EXCELLENCE IN ART EDUCATION: IDEAS AND INITIATIVES, the author criticizes the reliance on "classics" or "masterpieces" for art education. Stating that Smith's elitism is unbeneficial, Hobbs advocates a mixture of the classics and local and popular art with a disposition to interpret and…
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Theories
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Sternberg, Robert – Roeper Review, 1996
This article contrasts two traditions in American education affecting gifted education: Hamiltonian elitism and Jacksonian egalitarianism. It recommends instead the Jeffersonian tradition of equality of opportunity but not necessarily of outcome. Discussion is in the context of saving funding for gifted education despite the negative impact of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy
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Anderson, Talmadge – Journal of Black Studies, 1988
The number of Black faculty, administrators, and students at predominantly White colleges and universities has been declining because of White elitism, ethnocentrism, and racism. Affirmative action policies do little to undermine the status quo. Strategies for coping with racism-induced stress must be developed. (BJV)
Descriptors: Administrators, Affirmative Action, Black Education, Black Leadership
Greely, Andrew – Phi Delta Kappan, 1998
David Baker and Cornelius Riordan mistakenly claim that Catholic schools failed in the 1950s because they were mediocre. Their article is a house of cards built on a distortion of history and a single new finding that Catholic schools' social-class composition has changed. The "elitism" problem, stemming from rising costs, can be remedied by more…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Elitism, Failure
Wilson, Brent – Educational Technology, 1997
Defines theory and the role of theory in envisioning new worlds, making things, and critiquing practice, and discusses theory and practice in information technology (IT). Highlights inappropriate uses of theory (superficiality, elitism, ivory tower syndrome, provincialism, muddled thinking, anti-intellectualism), and emphasizes superficiality and…
Descriptors: Anti Intellectualism, Educational Technology, Educational Theories, Elitism
Gray, Kenneth – Phi Delta Kappan, 1993
Taylorism (rewards based on merit) and tracking in high schools should be abolished because these practices alienate successful students from less successful ones and encourage elitism instead of egalitarianism. Curriculum integration may be achieved by creating opportunities for student interaction in various existing subject areas. Teamwork and…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Elitism, Integrated Curriculum, Social Stratification
Yerkes, Diane M.; And Others – Journal of CAPEA (California Assn. of Professors of Educational Administration), 1995
Representatives of 23 institutions report that they are incorporating cohorts in their school administrator preparation programs. Students typically report a sense of belonging and social bonding, new collaboration and networking opportunities, enhanced professional confidence, and a strengthened ability to reflect on practice. Liabilities include…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Cooperation, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education
Winebrenner, Susan – School Administrator, 1999
Programs for academically gifted students are being sacrificed to address elitism charges and budget crunches, at the same time that funding for students with other exceptional education needs is expanding. Gifted students can be reenfranchised by preparing teachers appropriately, differentiating course content, and improving pacing and grouping…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education, Elitism, Equal Education
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