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Systems Theory for Pragmatic Schooling: Toward Principles of Democratic EducationThe Schooling We Have

Systems Theory for Pragmatic Schooling: Toward Principles of Democratic Education: The Schooling... [American schools are organized like factories, which doesn’t work well, partly because humans are not interchangeable parts. Educational policy-makers use a rhetoric of crisis to impose simplistic solutions that fail to address central issues. Instead of asking what schools are really for, we offer a vague and incoherent curriculum that reduces everything to isolated bits of knowledge and fails to give students a sense of the big picture. A combination of John Dewey’s pragmatic naturalism and systems theory can offer an alternative conception.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
ISBN
978-1-349-49672-3
Pages
5 –14
DOI
10.1057/9781137449320_2
Publisher site
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Abstract

[American schools are organized like factories, which doesn’t work well, partly because humans are not interchangeable parts. Educational policy-makers use a rhetoric of crisis to impose simplistic solutions that fail to address central issues. Instead of asking what schools are really for, we offer a vague and incoherent curriculum that reduces everything to isolated bits of knowledge and fails to give students a sense of the big picture. A combination of John Dewey’s pragmatic naturalism and systems theory can offer an alternative conception.]

Published: Sep 22, 2015

Keywords: Political Economy; Factory School; Multiple Entity; Pragmatic Naturalism; Common Sense Assumption

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