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Farnen, Russell F. – Policy Futures in Education, 2007
This article examines recent trends in childhood and youth policy, political socialization, and civic education in the USA and Canada since 2000. It examines some of the current trends (such as political socialization and education research findings on children and youth) as well as policy initiatives (such as the landmark federal legislation…
Descriptors: Political Socialization, Socioeconomic Status, Federal Legislation, Democracy
Urban, Klaus K. – Gifted Education International, 1988
European research and practice in gifted education vary by country, because of political, economical, and ideological influences. This paper examines activities in eastern and western European countries, emphasizing research activities in the Federal Republic of Germany, and outlines such controversial factors as equality of chances,…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Analysis, Economic Factors, Educational Philosophy
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Burbules, Nicholas C.; Densmore, Kathleen – Educational Policy, 1991
How professionalism functions as an ideology was a central theme of the authors' original essay. Because of hegemonic associations surrounding professionalism in this society, teacher professionalism would have consequences undermining the ends of democracy, equity, and cultural diversity that Gary Sykes proposes. Also, most current teachers would…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Elitism, Ideology, Teacher Role
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Popkewitz, Thomas S.; Pitman, Allan – Curriculum and Teaching, 1986
Progress conceived as an open-ended movement to establish the goodness and sanctity of life is a potent myth underlying schooling. This paper provides some historical background to contemporary beliefs in change and social amelioration and shows the limitations of the progress notion as applied to American educational philosophy. Includes 34…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bates, Richard J. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 1987
Argues that organizational control ideologies serving elites are prevalent in schools as well as in corporations. Schools, as meeting places for those in and those out of power, develop complex cultures, which those in power see as "irrational." Illustrates how school cultures incur difficulties because elites define them as…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Elitism, Ideology
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Maxwell, James D.; Maxwell, Mary Percival – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1995
Maintains that although Canada's private schools attempt to reproduce dominant cultural ideology, meritocracy and recruitment have created paradoxical effects. Academic competition results in fewer private school graduates being admitted to top universities. Further studies reveal no correlation between private school and financial success. (MJP)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Economic Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education