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    1. 1. Political Foundations of Education: Values in Action Laurene Christensen October 10, 2006
    2. 2. Housekeeping <ul><li>Results of the mini-survey </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection 1 due today </li></ul>
    3. 3. What are the political purposes of schooling? <ul><li>to inculcate allegiance to the existing political order (patriotism) </li></ul><ul><li>to prepare citizens who will participate in the political order (political democracies) </li></ul><ul><li>to help assimilate diverse cultural groups into a common political order </li></ul><ul><li>to teach children the basic laws of the society </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From Sadonovik, Cookson, and Semel (2006), p. 19 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. If you were going to a deserted island… <ul><li>and could only bring 3 things with you, what would you bring, and why? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Our ideas/values shape the way we perceive problems, and our ideas/values also shape/constrain what we think of as possible solutions.
    6. 6. Ideas/values in action = Education Policy <ul><li>What values led people to propose this policy? </li></ul><ul><li>Are any value conflicts inherent in it? </li></ul><ul><li>What assumptions about society, government, and the economy lie behind it? </li></ul><ul><li>With what broader ideological position is this policy consistent? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Prioritize the following values <ul><li>Economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Fraternity </li></ul><ul><li>Individualism </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty </li></ul><ul><li>Order </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul>
    8. 8. General Social Values <ul><li>Order: Humans want and need to live and learn in an environment that is safe. </li></ul><ul><li>Individualism: A core US-American value. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilitarian: People should take the initiative to advance their success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expressive: Freedom to express oneself </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Democratic Values <ul><li>Liberty : also referred to as freedom, independence, and choice </li></ul><ul><li>Equality: one examples is equality of opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Fraternity: feeling of responsibility for others </li></ul>
    10. 10. Economic Values <ul><li>Efficiency: obtaining the best possible return on investment </li></ul><ul><li>Economic growth: a major goal of education is to guarantee the perpetuation of an educated workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Quality: excellence and standards </li></ul>
    11. 11. Ideas/values in action = Education Policy <ul><li>What values led people to propose this policy? </li></ul><ul><li>Are any value conflicts inherent in it? </li></ul><ul><li>What assumptions about society, government, and the economy lie behind it? </li></ul><ul><li>With what broader ideological position is this policy consistent? </li></ul>
    12. 12. Values and the political perspectives <ul><li>Conservatism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Characteristics: progress is dependent on our own initiative, the free market is most efficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values: efficiency, order, and freedom </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Values and the political perspectives <ul><li>Liberalism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Characteristics: balancing economic productivity with the social and economic needs of citizens, gov’t should intervene on individual’s behalf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values: Economic growth, fraternity, equality/equity </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Values and the political perspectives <ul><li>Radical perspective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Characteristics: support for democratic socialism, social problems are societal, not individual, problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Values: fraternity, equality/equity </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. What are the political purposes of schooling? <ul><li>to inculcate allegiance to the existing political order (patriotism) </li></ul><ul><li>to prepare citizens who will participate in the political order (political democracies) </li></ul><ul><li>to help assimilate diverse cultural groups into a common political order </li></ul><ul><li>to teach children the basic laws of the society </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>From Sadonovik, Cookson, and Semel (2006), p. 19 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. What do you think are the most prioritized values in education? <ul><li>“Once a value becomes the highest priority in education policy, it tends to hold that position for a long time, causing a cyclical alteration among the public values in US history.” (Fowler, 2000, Policy Studies for Educational Leaders, p. 327) </li></ul>
    17. 17. So where do we fit in the political spectrum?
    18. 18. Questions?

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