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A Political Sociology of Educational Reform: Power/Knowledge by Thomas S. Popkewitz

By Thomas S. Popkewitz

The writer investigates the discourse of latest academic reform utilizing a thematic standpoint (rather than a chronological one) of nineteenth- and 20th-century background. The booklet starts off with an exam of the principal conceptual and old matters within the research of academic swap.

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Stanley Hall, Edward Thorndike, and John Dewey, viewed the social world as rationally organized and amenable to progress through human agency (Curti, 1959)-. Dewey was most forceful in expressing the optimism of science. Change was defined in relation to existing patterns-functional and pragmatic in intent and drawn from Herbert Spencer's notion of an evolutionary process. Progress was identified as a problem of science and society. Secularization replaced virtue and piety as the purpose of pedagogy with virtue and rationality.

The Spanish historian Maravall (1986), for example, a student of the Annales, describes :rpultiple interwoven patterns of relations over time that are elements to a study of change. a particularly long period and that retain common characteristics over tim~. Maravall weaves together social values, aspirations, beliefs, myths, lifestyles, and behaviors as elements of a cohesive collective mentality. These mentalities do not stand alone; the thought and reason. nd power, The structural relations of the Baroque are residues in the patterns of schooling.

The public rhetoric from this era is bound in the symbolism of the Russian spacecraft Sputnik, in the debates about why Johnny can't read and the charges about schooling being an educational wasteland. The particular criticism, symbolic articulations, and curriculum development were part of changes in structural relations by which new forms of social' regulation emerged. These changes were embodied in the professionalization of knowledge that became pronounced in the post-World War II United States.

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