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The education system suffers from a tendency to be pulled in two opposing directions. On the one hand, the 21st century demands constant innovation and change as a way of life. On the other, the education system tends to eschew changes that are liable to trigger crises in its smooth organization. Today's world is based on the ideology of constant change. The education system has to present the public with constant invention and change, and all educational administrators and educators are obliged to continually present their latest innovations. Conversely, public education is the most successful revolution to have occurred in the last 300 years. Like any other successful revolution, it tends to conserve the existing situation and not rock the boat. The revolution, which began in the 17th century, is still going strong. It can be described as public education gaining control of the world.
Updated: Dec. 16, 2015
The goal of this article is to show how social justice education (SJE) , can be coherently espoused in the Canadian education system without turning into “brainwashing.” Social justice education (SJE) is a ubiquitous component of contemporary education theory and practice. Recently, SJE has come under fire for being politically biased and even “brainwashing” children in the public education system. To defend SJE against its detractors, therefore, it is necessary to develop a philosophical argument situating SJE within a conception of democratic liberalism. This article provides such an argument by reviewing competing conceptions of liberalism, analyzing the political culture in Canada, and applying an interpretation of comprehensive liberalism to specific educational initiatives.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2014
This article, grounded in activism, documents the authors’ collaborative participatory research on the effects of privatized public education on queers. This article highlights how education is being re-formed through appeals to 'private choice' and at the same time select public issues are devalued by being called private and outside the bounds of normative 'professional' attention.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010
In this article, the author calls for a more vital and effective public education system, one guided by the basic democratic principle that all human beings are equal. He argues that to achieve such a system we must reclaim schools from the industrial model of the twentieth century and build classrooms that respond to the broad and complex needs of the students who arrive to the school. The author calls on each of us to promote an alternative discourse as we simultaneously challenge and assist the Obama administration in envisioning and creating schools that more authentically reflect the ideals of a democracy.
Updated: Sep. 14, 2009