Market hegemony and education: leveling our playing fields
LE3 .A278 2004
Master of Education
Anti-democratic elements in society have assumed increasing sway since the 1960s. The so-called 'crisis in democracy' of this period was a turning point for the educational practice of creating citizens and active participants in the democratic process. The evidence of this shift in ideology and practice can be found in various power structures controlled and financed by elites and also in how these power systems are translated to the lower orders. By examining the role of the media, political and economic policy changes, the social class structure, consumerism, and actual educational practices and policies, this paradigm shift and its intended goal (decreasing participation in public policy deliberation) will be investigated.
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