Introducing Educational Reconstruction:
The Philosophy and Practice
of Transforming Society through Education
Electronic Edition 2010 © NewFoundations
(Original Caddo Gap Press ISBN 1-880192-22-5 )
by The Society for Educational Reconstruction
Darrol Bussler, Frances L. O' Neil, Angela Raffel,
Frank Andrews Stone, and T. Mathai Thomas
Edited by Susan Roberts and Darrol Bussler
As the merits of pragmatism and Progressive Education have been demeaned and belittled over recent decades and characterized as too radical, the even more radical and challenging views of Educational Reconstruction have been set aside by the educational and political mainstream.
Aspirations for US schooling have been reduced to training more competitive workers for the global marketplace. This anthology offers an antidote for such a banal and improbable objective. In it five proponents of educational reconstruction explain and praise the idea that our schools should instead be fostering social justice, championing human rights and transforming society. These days such idealistic aspirations are ignored. Is that their proper fate? Read this classic little book and decide.
The purpose of this volume is to provide an historical, contemporary, and future-oriented discussion of the philosophy of Educational Reconstruction, in a form suitable for the professional reading of any and all educators, for use in introductory and advanced studies in teacher education and related fields, and for consideration by policymakers and other concerned citizens.
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