This volume on the history and philosophy of social reconstruction is the result of Kenneth Benne's discussions, essays and experiences, but also includes contributions from other scholars. Each of the essays study the movement as a way of grappling with the critical issue of the relationship between education and social change, and each chapter intends to stimulate, broaden and enrich the legacy of what contributing author James Giarelli calls a public philosophy of education. The volume also connects past to present, thus bringing the reader fresh insight into the dilemmas facing schooling in the 1990s.
Table of Contents
Is Social Transformation Always Progressive?
Rightist Reconstructions of Schooling Today, Michael W. Apple
The Social Frontier 1934-1943: Retrospect and Prospect, James R. Giarelli
"Red Teachers Can't Save Us": Radical Educators and Liberal Journalists in the 1930s, James Wallace
Harold Rugg's Social Reconstructionism, Peter F. Carbone and Virginia S. Wilson
Female Founders and the Progressive Paradox, Susan F. Semel
Southern Progressivism During the Great Depression: Virginia and Black Social Reconstruction, Michael James
Social Recon-structionism for 21st Century Educators, William O. Stanley and Kenneth D. Benne