Democracy, Chaos, and the New School Order / Edition 1

Democracy, Chaos, and the New School Order / Edition 1

by Spencer J. Maxcy
     
 

The author of this innovative book develops the thesis that educational reform in its current state is incomplete and ill-suited to democratic nations. Maxcy argues that 'decentralization' philosophies could seriously damage schools and children. He advocates a comprehensive 'new school order' to suit the changing features of postmodern culture. Key themes in this… See more details below

Overview

The author of this innovative book develops the thesis that educational reform in its current state is incomplete and ill-suited to democratic nations. Maxcy argues that 'decentralization' philosophies could seriously damage schools and children. He advocates a comprehensive 'new school order' to suit the changing features of postmodern culture. Key themes in this text include: poststructuralist versus structuralist assumptions; and order versus chaos in popular reform movements.

Democracy, Chaos and the New School Order should become a landmark in postmodern approaches to education.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803961999
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
01/17/1995
Series:
Organizational Change Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

How Did the Schools Get this Way?
Chaos Versus Order and Our Schools
Democracy and Educational Organizations
Three Efforts to Restructure Schools
Cultural Diversity, Democracy and Reconstructed Schools
Model Artistry in the New School
Conclusions

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