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ISBN:0803961995
Author: Spencer J. Maxcy
ISBN13: 978-0803961999
Title: Democracy, Chaos, and the New School Order
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Language: English
Category: Schools and Teaching
Publisher: Corwin; Edition Unstated edition (January 17, 1995)
Pages: 224

Democracy, Chaos, and the New School Order by Spencer J. Maxcy



Maxcy argues that 'decentralization' philosophies could seriously damage schools and children. Key themes in this text inc 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.

Some are being implemented today in our schools, and only time will tell which works best. Author Spencer Maxcy challenges competing and contradictory views of educational organization and social change. He contends that current educational reform is incomplete and ill-suited to democratic nations because it lacks inspiration, moral purpose, and heart.

Author : Spencer J. Maxcy. Publisher : Sage Publications.

ISBN13:9780803961999.

It offers a set of criticisms by which theories and reform proposals may be judged and tested, and proposes the reconstruction of schools in place of school restructuring. A primary question to be asked is, "How shall social institutions be organized, and to what end?" Chapter 1 outlines the essential tension in theorizing about schools

April 28, 2010 History. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read.

A look at Maxcy's critique of Newtonian-paradigm approaches to school reform and some connections between Chaos Theory, John Dewey, and the process making "good" schools. This important book in the applications of chaos theory to school reform lays some excellent philosophical foundations and makes a strong argument for why traditional approaches to school reform are not likely to bring about the changes in schools that many people desire. The mantra of the rest of the book develops his philosophy of critical pragmatism that is based on Dewey’s notions of democracy and pragmatic philosophy and the pluralistic, post-modern American society. To explain this: Dewey’s notion of democracy is not as a governance structure, but as a way of life in which people talk to each other (discourse) and use their experiences (intelligence) to make life better.

Democracy and Educational Organizations. Three Efforts to Restructure Schools. Cultural Diversity, Democracy and Reconstructed Schools. Model Artistry in the New School. Please include your name, contact information, and the name of the title for which you would like more information.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Published online: 15 May 2009.

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.